What Does A SAHM Do All Day?

When I became a mother, I didn't really have a lot of expectations. I thought that I would maybe work from home some, but other than that I wasn't really sure. And then she was born ....more

Stuff I Use [Parenting Edition]: The Honest Company

First let me start by saying this is NOT a paid advertisement in any way. I am just honestly a fan of The Honest Company. When my daughter was born, a friend of ours gave me a gift certificate ....more

Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars

So, about a week or two ago, I showed you a good, basic granola bar recipe (which I hope you really loved.) I also promised a tasty follow up, so here it is! I've been so into these homemade granola bars, but I have also been really into peanut butter and jelly.The funny thing about me being into peanut butter and jelly is that I was never a fan of it as a child. I know...so weird ....more

Slippery Dumplings [A Sort of Recipe]

When my grandmother died, my mom and I made her lentil soup because cooking is a wonderful way to bring up good memories, and it's something active you can do. And doing is good. This week a friend of mine said that he had never had slippery dumplings ....more

So, Um, Oil Pulling

Having a baby throws off your body's rhythm...major! First going through pregnancy (joy of joys), then the birthing process, and then (if you choose) breastfeeding. Let's just say that since the day I conceived, shit's been a little wacky ....more

Don't Flip Your Sh*t [It's Just Valentine's Day]

Is it just me or do people seem to really be flipping their lids over Valentine's Day this year? I mean, seriously. I have seen more woeful posts of loneliness--or fear of loneliness-- in the past week than ever before ....more

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

I love granola bars. They are so good and easy to grab on your way out the door...or when your child is clinging to your knees and you just have no time to make an actual meal. Or when you are hungry for an afternoon snack ....more

Bossy Italian Book Review: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

I've held off on doing a review of this book for a while because I wanted my experience to encompass more than the first couple of months. Now that we have reached the nine month mark with breastfeeding (!) I feel the time is right for this book review. Let's start with: I was given this book by a friend while I was pregnant, and that was when I began reading it.I knew right out of the gate that I wanted to breastfeed ....more

Things No One Tells You Before You Become A Parent

I come across these posts often...the ones where they are all about telling you "what you didn't hear" before you became a parent. But they are so PG. I mean, really, yes, no one told you how much you were going to love your child, or how much you would cry about commercials or whatever ....more

We're Having An "Eat Down."

If your parents are divorced, than it's likely that you've weathered your share of your parent's boyfriends and girlfriends over the years. I know I have. Some are strange, some are great, and some give you things that you remember fondly ....more