Animal Yoga

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Did you know that play is disappearing? 70% of moms played outside when they were kids, but just 31% of their kids play outside today.  I’m sad to say, it’s the case here. We’re that statistic. It didn’t happen intentionally, but it happened. We’re working to reclaim play though — to make outdoor play part of […]

Banana Apple Oat Muffins

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It’s not a secret that my Max struggles with food. Well, not all food, just healthy food. He loves chocolate and carbs. I guess he is like me … but with less self-control. Breakfasts are especially a struggle. He does like scrambled eggs, but honestly, we don’t always have time for a hot breakfast around […]

Red Baron Pizza + Pesto Dip

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyHolidayEats#CollectiveBias Gretchen signing in to report that I’m 36 weeks pregnant today and Christmas happenings are in full swing! I have so much done and still, so much to do! I’m giving myself about a week to wrap things […]

40 Snack Ideas For Preschoolers

40 Snack Ideas For Preschoolers

If you’re on the look out for a $50 Target gift card, Halloween goodies and some of this all for free … read on! Jemma joined the Pre-K forces this last week. She loves it. Pretty much obsessed. Basically, after her first day (on Wednesday), I reminded her that Thursday would be a home day […]

On the Go Snack For the Mama

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Yesterday I shared about one of my favorite kiddo breakfasts and today, it’s all about the me! You didn’t think I would skip the most important meal of the day, did you? And, if you know anything about me, the most important meal includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks throughout and dessert, of course! So, next week begins our new school routine, my […]

Sometimes Real Motherhood Is Serving Breakfast Out of a Pencil Caddy

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueledForSchool #CollectiveBias I’m a big believer in breakfasts. Nothing starts everyone off on the right foot like a solid breakfast filled with protein, fruit, dairy, whole grains and a little something extra special like our friends Snap, Crackle […]

Tuna Veggie Cakes

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When Dominic and I started dating he had one request of me … and I paraphrase, “Please learn how to make tuna melts like, um, the girl before you.” Yes, in our early dating days he thought it would be a good pointer to guide my cooking to be more like his former girlfriend. At […]

Salish Honey + Goat Cheese Toast

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Remember my trip to Salish Lodge & Spa? I left with more than lovely memories, I left with honey! Real, true, amazing honey from Salish’s bees. There is nothing better than local honey. It has immense health benefits and is delicious to boot and so, I add honey to lots and lots of things. I […]

Crockpot Yogurt

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Thanks to my lovely midwife who shared her recipe, I’ve been whipping up yogurt left and right. Who would have guessed making yogurt could be so simple! INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES 8 cups of milk 1/2 cup yogurt with live cultures Crockpot Bath towel Cheesecloth Strainer DIRECTIONS Pour 8 cups of milk (or 16 cups which […]