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Roasted green beans with cippoline onions

Roasted green beans with cippoline onions

This is an incredibly simple recipe, but has some of my favorite things in it. It’s also fantastic grilled or sautéed. 1 lb green beans, trimmed and washed 10 cippoline onions, outer layer peeled (can substitute 5 shallots) Salt and pepper Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Put onions and green beans in a shallow roasting pan […]

How To Be “Super Mom” and Do It ALL

How To Be “Super Mom” and Do It ALL

How To Be “Super Mom”:   1.) Enroll each of your children in multiple activities: one musical instrument, one sport per season, swimming lessons year ’round, and art lessons (bonus if it’s something difficult like pottery) PER CHILD.  2.) Feed your child only organic food (more bonus points if it’s vegetarian fare). If they don’t […]

“Overdue” is a Terrible Word

“Overdue” is a Terrible Word

At 40 weeks and 3 days, my text messages look like this: Any sign of baby? Baby here yet? Are you in labor? Hurry up and pop that thing out! When is that baby coming? Any contractions? Still pregnant? Baby? Each one I answer with some version of “no.” Whomp, whomp. I also wake up […]

Mama Cloth….What’s the Scoop?

Mama Cloth….What’s the Scoop?

When I hit puberty and put on my first disposable pad…I learned something that very few people will ever know.  What it feels like to have hives ALL over your vagina.  Yes people, that’s right.  I’m allergic to disposable pads.  For a couple years I just sucked it up once a month and dealt with […]

The Not So Positives in a Positive

The Not So Positives in a Positive

Oh to feel the flutters, kicks and nudges again, my uterus aches just thinking about. Birthing new life is one of the most empowering experiences I have gone through. Letting go and allowing my body to do what it was made to do no matter how long it takes. For me, and my body, there […]

The Best Punishment

The Best Punishment

Yesterday was a rough “parenting” day for me. I have found that the closer to the dreaded teen years we get the harder it is getting to relate to my 9 year old. She lives in a split up home and each home has a different set of rules and an even more different idea […]

Weaning

Weaning

We are starting a long and hopefully gentle trek toward purposeful weaning. Today was our second day without a mid morning nursing session and it wasn’t terrible at all. It also helped to push nap time back to the afternoon rather than late morning. So now, we have wake up and nurse, followed by nurse […]

Baby 3: A Pregnancy Journey in Photos

Baby 3: A Pregnancy Journey in Photos

Dear Precious Baby3, I apologize in advance that our photos are not Pinterest-perfect, as I dream of being THAT mom… but I’m not. This is just simply the story, accompanied mostly by iPhone snapshots of how you came to be in our lives. Daddy and I always knew we wanted to add one more little […]