The Many, Messy Contradictions of Motherhood

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“Will you carry me up?” asks my son. It’s bedtime, the end of a particularly exhausting day. A day where my time was not my own, my body barely my own. I feel like I’ve...

The Decision to Ditch Drinking: My Journey Towards a Sober Life

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COVID changed the world and it changed something in each of us. How we work, what we deem important, how we treat our bodies and reprioritize what "health" means to our families. One personal,...

Wild Mushroom Soup with Barley: Crockpot Recipe

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Now that the temps have officially dropped and it is really beginning to feel like Winter, I have broken out the crockpot.  I'm not sure there is a better appliance to own.  It especially...
Sugar

How Much Sugar is Too Much For Kids?

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How much sugar is too much for kids? This question is probably one you have thought about a few times (at least) as you shop for your family, make meals and snacks for you...
Independent Play

How to Encourage Independent Play in Your Children

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Back when I was a new mom, I thought I had to play with my baby all the time. Even if my son was content, I felt guilty when I left him playing on...
Baby-Led Weaning

Why I Chose Baby Led Weaning

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If you’re looking for a guide on what baby led weaning (BLW) is, or how to start it, I wrote one of those last year! This isn’t that. Instead, this is my “why,” the reason I...
packing away the baby chapter

Packing Away the Baby Chapter

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Some old burp cloths almost made me cry today. I spotted them, tucked away in a basket in the living room, and realized I don’t need them there anymore, ready to grab at the...
breastfeeding

My toddler’s 20 months old. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding.

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It's been a while since I wrote... anything. Between the quarantine, feeling like I had nothing to write about, not having time to write because I have a toddler at home and am working...

My COVID-19 Victory Garden + 12 steps to building your own garden

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Victory gardens took root in American history in WWI when many farmers were needed by our military. Farm food supply dwindled and what remained was stretched thin— shipped overseas to our troops and to...

Fun And Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Kids During Quarantine

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Quarantine is the perfect time to invite your kids in the kitchen for some healthy recipes! 1. We are all home2. We all need to eat a couple meals per day3. We might as...