Focus On: Maternal Health and Healthy Nutrients

With three high-risk pregnancies under my belt, I feel like I'm an expert in what NOT to do to have a healthy pregnancy. I'm lucky that in spite of my bad choices with food, my kids are very healthy. While each pregnancy was very different, my approach to healthy eating was very different. With my first, I was very vigilant - almost to the extreme - about what I put into my body. I refused to eat fish because I was scared of mercury poisoning. I didn't eat nuts because I was convinced he'd have a nut allergy. I stayed away from cheese because I was worried about listeria!...more

Focus On: Maternal Health And Healthy Nutrients

With three high-risk pregnancies under my belt, I feel like I’m an expert in what NOT to do to have a healthy pregnancy. I’m lucky that in spite of my bad choices with food, my kids are very healthy. While each pregnancy was very different, my approach to healthy eating was very different ....more

Easy Cheesy Pizza Pasta with Crystal Farms String Cheese

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine. My boys are some picky eaters, I’ve got to say ....more

Join the Diaper Genie® Mommy Time Rewards Program and Make the Most of Your Mommy Time

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diaper Genie® Elite and Babies R Us. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you remember that FRIENDS episode “The One With the Baby Shower?” It focused on a very pregnant Rachel preparing to welcome her new baby into the world ....more

Container Gardening – Which Plants Grow Best in Which Sized Containers?

Is this you – you go to the plant nursery and pick up a six-pack of pretty flowers or a gallon veggie plant. Then you head over to the container aisle and pick up the those small 4″ pots and a 1-gallon containers for the veggies thinking you have picked out the perfect sized container. Well, you haven’t ....more

Spiced Pear Bread

Late summer is the time for pears. Pear season starts when Bartlett pears begin arriving in supermarkets. They are followed soon after by Bosc and Comice, which have their season through the autumn and winter ....more

Perfect Pumpkin Parfait

I can’t even believe that we’re heading so quickly into autumn. The summer has gone so fast! I haven’t done half the things that I wanted to do this year! ...more

Fashion Friday – City Date Night with Mod Cloth Story of Citrus in Noir Blossom

I’ve never been a girly girl who is into fashion, but since I’ve had my three little boys, I do feel a certain need to express my femininity a bit more. As a result, I’ve found myself becoming more and more interested in beauty trends and cute clothes. My tom-boy teenaged self would be mortified! ...more

If Parenthood Was an Amusement Park

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Container Gardening Basics

Gardening looks like a lot of fun, but every time you have tried it you just kill everything. Sound familiar? You just need to learn a few basic techniques to help turn your brown thumb a pretty shade of green ....more