How I’m Getting Dinner On the Table (Even though I’m Exhausted.)

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When Jonas started eating solids seven years ago, I vowed that I would get our new family to sit around a dinner table each evening like a “normal” family. It’s the kind of Normal Rockwell life that I always wanted growing up, and research shows that family dinner helps create healthier, happier families for a variety of different reasons. Problem...


My Crunchy Has Gone Stale…

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p5rn7vb I would never consider myself a “hippie.” Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against hippies nor would I mind being a hippie. It’s just not a word I would ever use to describe myself or my actions. I also don’t think of myself as an “earth mother” or any such similar character type. I’m not outdoorsy, I don’t...


Confessions from a Cloth Diaper Evangelist…

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January marked our four year anniversary for cloth diapering. But if you’d told me six years ago that I will one day be celebrating that anniversary, I’d have thought you were nuts. I first heard of reusable diapers when a friend of mine registered for them while pregnant with her first. I thought she was INSANE but I also knew...


Homemade Apple Pie Ice Cream (Using Trader Joe’s Pie)

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For my 34th birthday earlier this year, my husband bought me a much-desired ice cream maker. Ever since that day, I’ve been coming up with interesting and fun ice cream flavors to dazzle my family with. For this holiday season, I wanted to take something special to Thanksgiving dinner, so I looked straight to my ice cream maker. Apple Pie...


Support the “Unacceptable Levels” film Documenting our Daily Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Enter to Win BIG!

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We all know that chemicals exist in our culture, and we all know that we’re exposed to chemicals each and every day. This is the 21st century and we’ve all heard the saying, “Better living through chemistry!” But maybe not. Did you know that many of the 80,000 chemicals on the market today are never tested for safety and have...


The Boys Got Manicures, Daddy Got a Back Wax (with Video)

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When I get super stressed out (like I was this weekend after just barely surviving my first week of grad school) I like to go blow a little money at my favorite nail salon. The boys have been asking me for months to take them with me, and kids get a special discount where I go, so I decided it...


And The DivaCup Changes the Game…

Note: The following is NOT a sponsored post or review. I purchased the DivaCup with my own money at Whole Foods before DivaCup asked to help sponsor this site. All views and opinions are 100% my own. At 5 months postpartum, the dreaded Aunt Flo returned. I’m still exclusively breastfeeding and bed-sharing with my daughter, so I thought that lactation...