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Breaking (and keeping) with trends

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

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Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 2

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

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Savory Sweet Potato Sauté

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

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Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

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

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Home remedies

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

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Eggplant parmigiana!

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!

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I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)

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)