I first heard about a mum in a pumpkin or, as I like to call it, a “mumkin”… • Read More »

Daddy’s Birthday Surprise: C’s Birth Story Mama: Sarah K. Stats: 8lbs, 4oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal… • Read More »

When my oldest son, TJ was born in 2009, my husband and I had no idea he had… • Read More »

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there… • Read More »

I met a wonderful mama, Joey, through my local Hike it Baby chapter and she started a little… • Read More »

My very first baby carrier from Líllébaby was one of their Complete Organic carriers. I was blown away… • Read More »

When I was pregnant with my first child, I said plenty of ignorant things. Don’t we all make… • Read More »

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife It… • Read More »

TJ is six and a half and in the same classroom with the first, second, third, and fourth… • Read More »

Happy summer mamas! In celebration of Independence Day weekend, we wanted to share these free printable downloads courtesy… • Read More »

Preparing for the arrival of your second child is very emotional for many reasons. One of the biggest… • Read More »

My two-and-a-half year old had some serious hiccups. They were the ones that were really deep and I… • Read More »

Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Baby Files Cloth diaper. Going… • Read More »

Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Mama Files Buy “fat” pants.… • Read More »

While TJ helped me make bolognese sauce one day: TJ: Mommy, is this super sauce? M: Yes!! Let’s… • Read More »

This is not a fictional exchange that I made up in my head…it actually just happened. I’ll be… • Read More »

Who out there struggles with meal planning and cooking at home? Anyone get tired, forget to prepare things… • Read More »

Do your children ever start saying something non-sensical, and you can’t figure out where they picked it up?… • Read More »

Me: Hey, what should we grow in the backyard this summer? TJ: Hmmm… strawberries and tomatoes (pronounced to-MAH-toes)… • Read More »

I never knew there was a right and wrong way to make hard boiled eggs. I had been… • Read More »

When our very own MSW Mama Cari learned she was having her second baby, we were so thrilled… • Read More »


Honey Soy Baked Chicken

Honey Soy Baked Chicken

I ran across this recipe on Pinterest a while back and it’s become a huge hit in our house… especially on nights where I know I won’t have a lot of time to prep dinner. The original recipe called for bone-in chicken thighs, but I prefer to use boneless and skinless thighs. One, because I’m [...]

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Meatloaf (aka Meat Cake)

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Meatloaf (aka Meat Cake)

My mom’s meatloaf was a favorite meal of mine when I was a kid; slathered in ketchup and served with mashed or roasted potatoes. I’m sure she served a veggie with it, but I probably didn’t eat it because I hated pretty much ALL cooked vegetables when I was a kid. Little did I know [...]

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Baby Food

Is it just me, or does anyone else have jars and boxes of baby food hanging around that didn’t get used before their fast-growing babies lost interest in them? Or even purees you made from scratch that’s just taking up space in your freezer? My daughter never really cared for purees or cereals at all, [...]

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

When I was was in college I lived with my grandmother, who was born and raised in Missouri during the Great Depression. Chicken and Dumplings was one of those homey, comfort foods that she taught me to make that we loved to share on a chilly, rainy night. Below is the recipe she taught me. Years [...]

Healthy (and Gluten Free!) Blender Pancakes

Healthy (and Gluten Free!) Blender Pancakes

We had a snow day recently (it’s not as common as you’d think in upstate New York!) and we’ve sort of developed a tradition over the past two winters that every time we have a snow day, mama makes pancakes. I don’t know if the kids understand the connection or just think “Oh…no school? It [...]