Nothing like a little summer heat to get your mouth watering for some fresh fruit! Bradley is a big proponent of natural foods such as this … especially because of their high Vitamin C content.Here is some of what I’ll be chomping on: KIWI – Great source of of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E and fiber. […]

Freezer Meal – Enchilada Lasagna

The How-To Homemake has done it again … Enchilada Lasagna! Another great recipe to add to my stash! Plus, it is a tried and true freezer meal. I am excited to start whipping up freezer food this September in preparation for baby. Because, of course, I wouldn’t want Dominic to starve when I don’t have […]

Protein Ideas

I have a pretty solid list of proteins that I’ve been incorporating each day, but I ran across this list and liked some of the new ideas. No, liver wasn’t one of them :) Milk shakes: from non-fat dry milk(reconstituted), ice, and flavorings. Roasted soy nuts: buy in health food store or make your own. […]


This nutrition stuff is crazy. So much to remember and fit into my daily diet so I am properly providing for my little one. Bradley highly recommends salt being added into pregnant mama’s diets (this recommendation comes from Dr. Brewer who wrote The Brewer Medical Diet for Normal and High-Risk Pregnancy).Here is a teaspoon (or […]

Black Bean Salsa

As I mentioned, here is the protein/veggie rich recipe for Black Bean Salsa. It is super simple, just toss the following ingredients in a large bowl, grab a bag of tortilla chips (the guacamole or blue corn ones are my favorite) and ENJOY! 2, 15 oz cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)1, 15 oz […]

22 Week Appointment

Time is flying by … before I know it, it will be Thanksgiving and I’ll have a little bundle tied to me all the time! Won’t that be something to be thankful for :)On Monday we trekked to Tualatin for our monthly midwife appointment. It takes a good 40 minutes to get there, but we […]

When Baby Eats

I pretty much have the menu for baby’s first 6-9 months figured out (breastmilk), but after that I feel like I am tossed into a whirlwind of choices. What to foods to start with and when … When to introduce new things … The organic dilemma … Avoiding choking hazards … {fear ensues} All while […]

Is decaf a sin?

In the first few months of pregnancy I struggled to drink my recommended 80 ounces of water. Don’t get me wrong, I love water. It is my beverage of choice most days, but 80 ounces … that is alot. 22 weeks in, I’ve got it down to a science and have started to incorporate other […]

Dominic Meets Famous Daves

I signed up for every birthday freebie in the book and we were able to cash in fast with Dominic’s 24th birthday last week. So, off we went to Famous Dave’s, a new BBQ place (or at least new to us). I had some awful nachos :( But, Dominic loved his BBQ plate. I tried […]