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The Queen of Clean

Oh man. Today I am feeling a little pleased with myself. I have officially made a clean-eating birthday cake that is basically the greatest. Now, don’t go getting too excited. I’m not about to put Publix out of business. There’s no lard-infused frosting on this baby, and I’m pretty sure it’s not going anywhere near… Continue reading The Queen of Clean

budget · clean eating · cooking · eating at home · household organization · make ahead

Saturday blitz!

Well friends, I was SUPER excited to be introducing video to the blog today, showing you how I make my homemade baby food. I am just gaga for my Infantino Squeeze Station, and it makes it so incredibly easy to do baby food that I will probably never buy those expensive little pouches again. I… Continue reading Saturday blitz!

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Time and solitude

Holy smokes what a week. The first 5 days of homeschool are officially in the books. When I first withdrew the girls from school in the spring (to be perfectly accurate, it was 3 days after I gave birth in March), I am pretty sure I was cracked out on the last of my pregnancy hormones.… Continue reading Time and solitude

budget · household organization · planning

Keeping it together

Well friends, yesterday you got a little glimpse of the crazy journey that is my life. Seriously. In one post I covered the plight of low-wage workers, the need for humanity in even our most minute interactions, the depths of despair that come with budgetary woes, and wrapped it all in a bow with a… Continue reading Keeping it together

clean eating · cooking · eating at home · make ahead

Feeding a crowd

Oh friends. Eating clean on a budget was not always easy for me and my crew. But can we be real for a minute? Living on a budget has not always been easy for me and my crew. Full disclosure here- I had to hit rock bottom- like single mom, do I choose between gas to get… Continue reading Feeding a crowd

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To be or not to be…

Friends, we are living in some crazy times. I think probably every generation believes they’re living in crazy times. But I’m throwing it out there regardless. Since I started writing, I’ve gotten some pretty awesome ideas from you guys- my friends and readers- of what to put into MM. You are FULL of amazing thoughts… Continue reading To be or not to be…

clean eating · cooking · eating at home

Takeout be gone!

I just love Asian food. I didn’t always- I’m not a huge fan of salt, so soy-sauce in anything used to just make me cringe. But in college I discovered this awesome Japanese steakhouse that used such fresh ingredients and had such INCREDIBLE miso soup and ginger salad that I couldn’t get enough. Having said that, somehow… Continue reading Takeout be gone!

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Back to routines…

As I sat down to write this, I initially thought, “oh man. It’s Monday. Mondays are hard. And Mondays that kickoff a new school year are exceptionally hard.” And then I realized, I could probably say that about every day of the week. And every season of the year. Because getting kids (or adults for… Continue reading Back to routines…

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Homeschool kickoff!

Well today is officially in the books as far as homeschool goes. Wanna know something AMAZING? We were done by 12:00. Okay. Maybe not necessarily amazing. I realized that if all teachers only had to teach ONE student, they’d probably work a short day too. Miss Cora literally breezed through everything I had planned, and I… Continue reading Homeschool kickoff!

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Meal time madness

I had a little giddy moment today. I was approached by multiple friends about what they’ve seen here on MM, which means someone other than my mother is reading what I write! (Not that I am any less excited about you reading this, Mom.) And what did I hear from these sweet friends? Some awesome… Continue reading Meal time madness