My New Year Starts: Menu Plan Monday

Going through some cookbooks to find some new recipes.

The beginning of September always seems more like a new year to me than any other time of year. The air starts to get a bit cooler, the rain starts to fall, the leaves start to turn and the kids go back to school. Even when I didn’t have any children September was always a […] . . . → Read More: My New Year Starts: Menu Plan Monday

Being Healthy and Active (and a Giveaway)

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When we were growing up Anthony and I had a very different lifestyle than our kids do now. Anthony and I were suburban kids with backyards and woods nearby, and Aidan and Quinlan are city kids with parks nearby.

I was a kid who was outside and active a lot of the time. Sure there were […] . . . → Read More: Being Healthy and Active (and a Giveaway)

A Kitchen Experiment: Meal Planning Again

I used to participate in Menu Plan Mondays at Organizing Junkie a lot, now not so much. I have found that our family has been in a bit of a rut this winter/spring and it is not helping our eating habits at all. I used to meal plan with a mind to what we already […] . . . → Read More: A Kitchen Experiment: Meal Planning Again

Sometimes the Crying Doesn’t Stop

There is nothing so frustrating as the parent of a newborn, than the crying that is so loud and just won’t stop.  On top of the sleep deprivation, hormonal stresses, breastfeeding woes and all the other baggage that goes along with parenting a newborn, a baby who cannot be comforted can be what pushes […] . . . → Read More: Sometimes the Crying Doesn’t Stop