Over the weekend I initiated a discussion with my husband concerning the future of my blog. The ultimate question was whether to keep it or stop blogging altogether (I’ve only been at it for a month). My husband was caught off guard since I’m constantly blabbing about how much I’ve enjoyed developing the blog. Despite … More Mom Guilt is a Happiness Hindrance
I’ve always assumed good taste and healthy were mutually exclusive (case in point raw vegetables). Throughout my quest to evolve my eating habits from abominable to acceptable I’ve discovered some brands that made the process tolerable. Food For Life: Ezekiel 4:9 My husband and I are obsessed with Ezekiel 4:9 bread & tortillas; our favorites … More Tips for a Healthier You: Four Brands That Make Healthy Eating Easy
(Photo credit: The Whole Kids Foundation website) Schools across the country are serving up TV dinner style lunches. It’s a haven of greasy, salty, sugary, processed madness. Our child won’t be entering the school system for another six years. This doesn’t stop me from having panic attacks over the future of his lunch tray. Although … More Save Our Children from the Tater Tot & Pizza Buffet!
Unsolicited advice and pregnancy are like drunkards and a frat party, you can’t have one without the other. My decision to find out the gender of our child was analyzed and critiqued by a grocery store clerk. What I truly wasn’t prepared or hormonally stable enough for was the shock value I encountered. I am … More Stop Terrifying Pregnant Women: The Frequent and Unfortunate Social Interactions I Encountered During Pregnancy
Personalize Everyone advises you to “personalize” your home by incorporating your own tastes and styles. I’m using the term personalize literally. There’s a myriad of ways to personalize: frame a memory (invites, children’s art, pictures); personalize items (stationary, monogram items such as pillows); display awards or accomplishments (diplomas, work awards). I love peeking at the … More Five Ways to Perk Up Your Home
Feel free to construct a library full of baby reference books e.g. Baby 411 (I know I did) but I’m here to save you money since we never opened a single one. Why? Because I’m paranoid like every new parent and I need to hear the answer straight from an MD’s mouth not a page … More Brief Insights for New Parents: Baby Books
Buy Local -it’s fresh & in season (extra bonus: look for farmers who grow organic & use sustainable growing practices) -minimizes carbon footprint & food travel time which decreases possibility of contamination -supports local farmers, artisans, & promotes green space in the area Make Healthy Adjustments While Dining Out -avoid deep fried, processed foods by … More Tips for a Healthier You: Travel Edition