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… Read More Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes
As usual, when I find out about something that seems fairly simple and ingenious, I feel like I have to share with you guys. I am in no way getting compensated -except in the way that everyone does by participating- for this post- just thought I’d knock that out of the way. I just found something… Read More WittleBee: Cute Clothes on Cue
Today, I have spent the day in my coziest pants and faux-hubby’s sweatshirt, ignoring the clock while reading with my 5 year old daughter, nursing the (almost year old!) baby, checking in on Facebook and listening to my (9 & 11 year old) boys giggle uncontrollably in their room. FH (Faux-Hubby) has been hard at… Read More 30 Days of Gratitude: Day 18
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! I have four boys and one daughter- which means all of the skills honed throughout my years of braiding for drill team, cheerleading and choral concerts are streamlined daily onto one head! (I had a feeling if I had three girls and one boy, I may not have so much… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Braids
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Sunday marked the two year anniversary of my father’s passing. Septembers are hard for me (and the rest of the family) because of the timing of the holidays surrounding it, (click through here for more) but one advantage in the timing is that the holiday guarantees that we all have… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Labor Day at the San Francisco Zoo
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! This Wednesday is also More Herbs, Less Salt day. Click through for more info! As for me, I’m feeling the cozy Autumn wind and enjoying my tea, quiet mornings and reorganizing the house. (Well, I use the term loosely in pertinence to the latter, but I DO enjoy having it… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Faces in Fall
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… Read More Back to School, Back to Sugar?
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Holy smokes, is it school time already? This year, my little girl starts Kindergarten! I also have boys starting third and fifth grade, but they are markedly less excited. She’s been anxiously awaiting this day (and counting down, trust me) for what seems like her entire life! At her school, the… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Kindergarten!
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! I know how to do LOTS of stuff. I’ll show you how. Then, you can amaze your friends and family with your savvy ways, make your life easier, more beautiful,and your whole family more happy, natural and eco-friendly, too! This week’s tutorial is on How to Make a Sew-Free Sock Baby We… Read More Tutorial Tuesday: Sew-Free Sock Baby
Post baby on the runway:Dress by Casey Sue Reading this, you can’t really tell, but I have to confess: I am one of those “skinny bitches“. I lost the baby weight and was back in my skinny jeans after my fourth kid within a few weeks. (I will point out here, that my last two… Read More Confessions of a SkinnyMom: Mmm, Humble Pie!