cooking / family / food / kids / parenting / progressive parenting / Zen

Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes

The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on … Continue reading

30 Days of Gratitude / babywearing / compassion / cooking / parenting / quotes / recipes / teething

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14

So, I skipped day 13. Not due to superstition, like how hotels don’t call their 13th floors 13th floors (or stranger still, keep a small, unusable space to occupy the space between the 12th & 14th floors) although that’s the feel this is just going to have to keep. I spent hours last night consoling … Continue reading

dairy / food / health / infographic / learn something / meat / monsanto / organic food

Muthaflippin’ HUGE Infographic on Real Food vs. GM Food

This infographic is as huge in blogspace as it is for your health. I couldn’t get it to expand on Facebook, so I’ll let it eat my blogpost instead! It was made by EcoMom, who is one of the beloved sponsors featured on the top banner of my blog. Every purchase made on their site feeds … Continue reading

cancer / cooking / current events / food / health / herbs / holidays / infographic / Natural Living

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

 August 29th is More Herbs, Less Salt Day! Check out more from Dr. Frank Lipman on Pinterest With the end of summer at hand, herbs are at full abundance! This makes apropos timing for More Herbs, Less Salt Day. While a small amount of sodium in the diet is necessary to maintain hydration, the average … Continue reading

back to school / drink / food / health / infographic / kids / parenting / soda / sugar

Back to School, Back to Sugar?

The average American will consume enough sugar in a lifetime to fill an an industrial dumpster! That is just one waist-expanding, cavity-inducing fact listed in this infographic. I’ve been reading a lot about sugar consumption in both adults, children and even babies lately and this is a simple share I thought I’d pass along. Have … Continue reading

attachment parenting / babywearing / breastfeeding / CIO / food / progressive parenting

Paleo Parenting: Trusting Your Guts

This morning, Chelsea (who moderates the community page on Facebook with me) announced she is “going Paleo”. It’s something I’ve become interested in lately, having seen it pop up in the profiles of some of my twitterfriends (Hi, Brian!) and in a few discussions among (real-life) friends, (Hi, Jess!) too. Now that it’s made its … Continue reading