If your children are anything like mine, they often come home from school feeling cranky, weary, and hungry. One of the best options I've found for curbing their pre-dinner hangry moods is through nutritious homemade super smoothies. Easy to...
Roses are red, violets are blue. My kids love sweet treats how about you? My kids love Valentine’s Day and all the sweet treats that come with it. When I was creating this post I was looking for snacks...
When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate,...
Working in the nutrition field, I had big hopes for all the healthy foods that I would feed my child. MY child would joyfully eat avocado, salmon, spinach, blueberries, etc. So, of course, irony would have it that I...
Gaining weight during pregnancy. It's inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the "more" side. It may be because I'm simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs 11oz), OR it may be...
In our house, my kids start planning their Halloween costumes in July, seriously. Our neighborhood goes all out with spooky decorations and haunted cul-de-sacs. On Halloween, we meet up with neighbors and walk the kids around trick-or-treating, it is...
Plastic free July has come and gone in a flash. As a mother, this one is specially challenging. How can I be conscious of my plastic use while entertaining my kids and motherhood in general? There is always a good...
Ok, we know breast milk is great nourishment for baby, but all those calories have to come from somewhere: mom’s diet! According to the Mayo Clinic, nursing moms need as much as 400 extra calories per day and extra...
I am raising both my children as vegetarians. I am a vegetarian, I’m the primary grocery buyer and cook in my family. In addition to vegetarianism being an ethical choice for me, it is also a practical one for...
DC United Fans abound in our area especially with their new field. We are excited to share that Post Cereals™ has teamed up with Major League Soccer this summer again to offer limited edition cereals complete with collectible MLS...
Here's a little fact about me: I LOVE grocery shopping. It's fun with my kids, and it's even more fun when I'm shopping solo. There is something very therapeutic about it for me. Grocery budgeting, on the other hand,...
There is nothing I enjoy more than cooking for my little one! I have always had a passion for healthy cooking. I love experimenting in the kitchen and trying new recipes especially now that Adrian is 15 months old....
Girls trips need to happen. Every 3-4 months I would say. Now, if you’re a mom, getting away is difficult. For me, it’s the guilt I feel from my husband. Whether or not he says anything, I feel it....
Whenever I meet someone new, I feel like I get the same questions over and over again about being a vegetarian. First, there’s usually a bit of shock; “Really, you’re vegetarian?” As if they can’t believe this womanly figure...

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...