Summer flew by, yet again. In a couple short weeks my baby will begin kindergarten (!!), and parents like me will once again be tasked with creating a year’s worth of healthy, appealing, kid-friendly lunches. Though I’m weird and kind of enjoy packing lunches, I know that many parents dread this part of the school year and want all
For the past year my poor dad has been suffering from chronic nausea. If you’ve ever been nauseated before – and I think we all have – you know it’s the absolute WORST feeling. You pretty much want to curl up into a ball and disappear until you’re feeling better. I had terrible morning sickness (a.k.a All
This time of year can be a little nuts. Between holiday parties, family visits, traveling and present-gathering, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s sometimes feel like a whirlwind we barely have time to enjoy. The funny thing is, we bring this upon ourselves. In our effort to celebrate and participate in all the joy, we often end up
Since starting a full-time job six months ago, it’s been harder for me to get a healthy dinner on the table – especially by 5:30 or 6 – the time my kids are hungry and ready to eat. Though I was working plenty before, it was mostly from home, and mostly involved creating and photographing recipes. By the time my workday
If I decided to serve muffins for every meal from here on out, I doubt I’d ever hear a complaint from my kids. They love them more than almost anything! But honestly, most of the muffins you’ll find at stores and coffee shops are actually just cake. They often contain even more sugar and more oil than real cake, and
A few weeks ago I was strolling the kids to school and suddenly realized I was starving and needed a snack ASAP. So I fumbled around the stroller basket and found a chocolate chip Clif Kid Z Bar – one of Lucy’s favorite packaged snacks. Just one bite in, I couldn’t believe how sweet this thing was.
A few weeks ago I visited my friend Kari and her brand new baby. While I loved chatting with Kari and snuggling her sweet baby boy, I have to say the highlight of my time at her house was the chocolate chip hummus she shared with me ;). When she first asked, “Do you want to try some chocolate chip hummus?”