You may think that being a crunchy-granola mom means that I reject all mainstream ideas, or that I’m thoroughly against modern medicine. Well friends, there’s a lot more to this story. We had a little family breakthrough this week, and it’s actually thanks to a best-selling mainstream parenting book. If you haven’t read Dr. Marc… Continue reading Breaking (and keeping) with trends
The First Half My last post gave you a look at how we started our vacation- and yes. It was awesome. Relaxing, enjoyable, and still included all four children and four of my in-laws. The Lauren from 5 years ago would tell you that she’d be ice skating in hell before she’d go on a… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 2
Can you say that 10 times fast? I just love savory sweet potato dishes. Before this whole clean-eating, vegetarian madness, I only did sweet potatoes with butter, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. And marshmallows. Don’t forget the marshmallows. But this whole spicy-sweet combo is legitimately awesome. Thursday nights are usually taco night around here, which includes… Continue reading Savory Sweet Potato Sauté
Oh friends, how I’ve missed you. What’s been happening in your world over the course of the last week? I just got back from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation with family and the little monsters, and have spent the last few days reminding myself that the vacation is, in fact, actually over. Cue the quick… Continue reading Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta
Well friends, here it is. My favorite home remedies. I didn’t happen upon these by accident- I’ve actually been fortunate in the fact that my family and I are very rarely sick. The only downside is that when we do get sick, it’s almost always with the same thing that gets us (usually allergies for the… Continue reading Home remedies
As a mother of 4, none of whom were kind enough to come at exactly 40 weeks, I am very familiar with eggplant parmigiana. And while I cannot attest to its success as a labor-inducer, I can absolutely call it a success in getting kids to eat their vegetables. Of course, I’ve found that my… Continue reading Eggplant parmigiana!
I like to think of myself as the everymom. You know, the one who occasionally loses her cool and yells at the kids, who says “okay one more popsicle, but I’m drawing the line at 5!” and who makes a fool of herself on a regular basis in spite of really attempting to be cool.… Continue reading I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)
Oh friends. The struggle gets real every Friday/Saturday night, when we want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather, or the fun downtown area by our house, have a few beers, enjoy some good food, and have conversation that doesn’t involve someone’s preference for Peppa Pig over Dora, or whether or not a certain… Continue reading Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash
Oh the adventures of a #boymom. So…yesterday I spent most of my day in the ER (don’t get sympathetic on me yet…this was basically the ER from Stepford, complete with fresh coffee, leather sofas, and recessed lighting for your personal comfort) with the little man, Miss Co, and the wee baby, all thanks to my… Continue reading Easy packed lunches
In case you haven’t noticed, we love anything wrapped in tortillas around here. And…we also love Asian food. So tonight’s dinner is loaded with clean protein and super-foods that are still delicious and kid-friendly. The only downside is the edamame. I HATE shelling edamame. It is seriously the worst. But I digress. I was inspired… Continue reading Asian burritos!