My two-year-old loves doing crafts, and I love helping her. Halloween is a great opportunity for crafts because… • Read More »

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

Just in time for Halloween, we have a fun cootie catcher to share with our readers that coordinates… • Read More »

In celebration of the beginning of October, and all things Halloween, we wanted to share these free printable… • Read More »

One day at work while cleaning my breast pump parts after a pumping session my friend asked me… • 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Boiling Eggs

Boiling Eggs

I never knew there was a right and wrong way to make hard boiled eggs. I had been boiling them wrong basically my entire life. You don’t understand how much you have overcooked them until you have boiled eggs the “right” way.  This is a somewhat trivial thing for me. I mean really, how do [...]

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 [...]

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

I began to meal prep a couple of weeks before the arrival of Baby 2K. I did this for our family before M was born and it worked well for us. When you’re recovering from birth, breastfeeding, and adjusting to life with a newborn, cooking dinner for your family is not high on your list [...]

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, [...]