Thirty Five

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was born. I started out as this adorable little creature… But quickly grew into this… And things started getting really good when I became this… And now, here I am, at 35 years old. As this. And I can’t imagine being anything else in […]

Higher Ground – A Children’s Book To Benefit The Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund

When Irene ripped through the East Coast we were fairly new to Vermont. I was shocked to see the devastation that a hurricane turned tropical storm could cause so far up here! There was news of flooding that wiped away entire homes. Many families lost everything. While we were not affected immediately, there was definitely an urge inside […]

WINNER UPDATE! Love and Logic Speed-E Solutions..and a Giveaway!

**** UPDATE: Winner Announced! The winner is…Sandy! Sandy, email me and let me know which Speed-E Solution you want! **** First of all, this is not a sponsored post. I I just want to share the love! And it will make me feel better if a bunch of you say you need parenting help too. […]

Groupon Deal: $20 at Barnes and Noble for only $10!!!

Awesome Groupon deal today! Buy $20 at Barnes and Noble for only $10!  I will be getting this and then using it to purchase The Pioneer Woman’s new book! I’m over excited in a very pathetic way. But ANYWAY.  Check out the deal and go get some books! What book will you buy with yours?

Love and Logic Parenting: You’re Grounded From Your Mom

I received my Insider’s Club email from Love and Logic and the title was, “You’re Grounded From Your Mom”.  I was so excited to read what that meant!  Could I ground my kids from me and take a night off? I think this is such an innovative way to get kids to think and appreciate […]

Parenting: Nurturing vs Spoiling

I was having an online conversation with some fellow moms on Twitter about the idea of where does the line of nurturing our children and spoiling them become blurred.  We were talking mainly on the idea of moms making lunches for their high school children. At first I was appalled at the idea of it. […]

Homemade Babyfood

Gone are my days of baby food and plastic utensils.  Sometimes I miss it, most days I’m glad that the majority of food served actually goes into my boys’ mouths.  But many of you are still in the baby food stage or will be very soon.  So here are a few products that I would […]

Cookbook Recommendations

Need a good cookbook?  There is nothing more valuable in a kitchen than a dependable cookbook.  Here are a few that I would recommend: How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition), Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth […]

Parenting Tip: If It Doesn’t Hurt ’em, Let ’em

I’ve read a lot of parenting books over the last couple of years, thanks to the most stubborn child in the world. One of the greatest pieces of advice I have read was this: If it doesn’t hurt your child physically, emotionally, or break any moral rules that your family holds…let your child do it.  […]

Puree Love

I am a big fan of the recipes in the Deceptively Delicious recipe book.  If I can get more veggies into my kids’ food, I’m all for it. I’m not necessarily a fan of “hiding” the veggies from the kids though.  I puree veggies and fruits and mix them into our foods very frequently.  And […]