I Am Not Crunchy Mom or a Whole Foods Blogger

I Am Not Crunchy Mom or a Whole Foods Blogger

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It has become more and more obvious to me that a lot of you follow me because you think I’m a whole foods blogger or a natural-living expert…or something else that I simply am not.

I am not a whole foods blogger. I am not an attachment parenting blogger. I am not a crunchy mama. If that’s why you are here, I love you – but your time might be better spent elsewhere. Time is precious, so don’t waste it.

One of the reason I quit blogging for a while is because I was questioning everything. I had made myself out to be this whole foods blogger who swam upstream and didn’t do what everyone else was doing. I didn’t want people following me or listening to what I had to say when I was starting to think some of the things I was doing just weren’t right for OUR FAMILY. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say. (more…)



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100 Days of Meal Plans – Whole Foods Style (for FREE)

100 Days of Meal Plans – Whole Foods Style (for FREE)

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So, I have this thing I like do to do in my spare time…it’s called – planning meals. Yeah, okay. Stop your laughing. Some people knit. Some people sew. Some people play sports. I read cookbooks and dream up meal plans. I’m a wild and crazy girl.

You already know how much I love Plan to Eat. But what you don’t know is that planning meals is one of the highlights of my week. I also enjoy making beds, ironing clothes, and de-boogering my children. Gosh…I AM a weirdo.

But something I’ve learned is that not everyone enjoys de-boogering their children with a Nose Frida – and not everyone enjoys making their bed daily – and some people don’t even own an iron (THE HORROR!). And the most crazy thing of all is….some of you hate making meal plans! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Cue the freaky scary movie music! What is wrong with you people!? (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

Postpartum Freezer Meals List

Postpartum Freezer Meals List

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My friend Erinn from Embracing Everything asked for a list of the freezer meals that I used after this pregnancy, so I thought it might be helpful to a few other people as well. Why kill two birds with one stone when there are eggs in your bush that you shouldn’t count?

I started too late preparing for Eli Benjamin. I felt like doo-doo for most of the pregnancy, so I blame it on that. In all honesty, you should start prepping freezer meals in the middle of your second trimester. Most meals and foods will be fine for 6 months in the freezer. Even starting late, I managed to get quite a bit put away. I used a lot of meal components this time so I would be able to throw a meal together quickly instead of making a vast amount of fully cooked meals.

Also, 4 weeks before my due date, I made a HUGE shopping trip and stocked up on everything I might need: snacks, condiments, nuts, butter, etc. After my babies are born, I don’t get out much…I usually take a 2 month hiatus from shopping and gallivanting around the countryside. My mom went with me on this trip and I literally filled the car up with supplies and groceries.  (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

High Protein: No Powder

High Protein: No Powder

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Guest post by Tiffany from Don’t Waste the Crumbs.

Early in our marriage, my husband and I spent nearly three years living on as little as possible so that we could pay off our debt. The process of becoming debt free requires a lot of determination and discipline, but as many of you might know, the work doesn’t stop when the last bill is paid. Poor spending decisions are a hard habit to break and if we’re not careful, we’ll end up right where we started in the first place!

That’s exactly where I found myself a couple years ago when I started an “official” exercise program that came with an “official” nutrition program. Ordinarily I’d just eat what we normally eat – wholesome, real foods – but I really wanted to give this program 110% and see the amazing results that everyone else was seeing, so I wanted to follow their diet plans too.

That is, until I saw what they wanted me to eat. (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

Using a Nutrimill: The Video

Using a Nutrimill: The Video

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You’ve been asking for the longest time for me to do a video showing you how my grain mill works – so here it is! I use a Nutrimill Classic Grain Mill. I hope you enjoy. Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll put the links that I mentioned below so that you don’t have to go hunting for them.  (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.