This week I have been reflecting back on my pregnancy journey with the girls. I reread my post, Week 31: Premature labor scare! and all of the old feelings of fear and uncertainty came back to me again. My biggest goal during my pregnancy was taking great care of my gut. I started writing these posts when … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part One
Pumpkin is a great low cost veggie that, thanks to canning, does not have to be a seasonal treat. Pumpkin is a low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A and C. It helps make this chili thick and hearty without making it heavy. Usually, I puree the veggies down in my sauces to ensure … Continue reading Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili
A couple posts back I mentioned that I though I was really getting the hang of parenting? Yes, I believe it was in this post, Thankful! Well....I believe I jinxed myself. This week, I thought I lost Annabelle and I spent a couple of hours in the ER with Madelyn. I found myself talking to myself, … Continue reading Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!
I created this little masterpiece this year because I have never made a pecan pie and I wanted to give it a try. I also know how much my father-in-law likes pecan pie, so I wanted to make a healthier version for him. I already had most of the ingredients on hand for this pie, … Continue reading Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust
We typically decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. The last couple years it has been a race to get it all done while the girls are asleep. Kevin is usually hunting with one of the boys, so I knock everything out solo. The coolest thing is they come home to a fully decorated house! … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)
Do you ever have days when everything you do just seems to make sense. Like you really feel confident in all of your decisions and you think to yourself, ok I'm doing alright! Well I have had a week like that. Not just a day, but a whole week! I find that oddly exhilarating! Life … Continue reading Thankful!
I absolutely love winter squash. There is something especially fabulous about winter squash. There is so much depth of flavor from the squash alone. It is also packed full of nutrition! Here are some interesting facts about acorn squash: It is rich in dietary fiber, with 9 grams per 1/2 cup serving which helps to … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)
These amazing little bars are virtually fool proof! They freeze well and hold together great! Best of all, you control the ingredients that you are putting into your kids. That is a good feeling, knowing that your kids' are not having to filter through a bunch of ingredients that may not be adding to their … Continue reading Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)
Exercise while pregnant should be encouraged to all. The major event of delivery, followed by the marathon that occurs in the postpartum period must be trained for. Consider both the mental and physical strength required for mom. The demands change over the first year, getting increasingly intense. Every mom has a strategy for managing these … Continue reading Training for the postpartum demands
I have two sets of twins, that is four kids. Two seven year old boys and two three year old girls. It is like a constant sleepover. There are moments of calm and organization during the day. But, I have to say 80% of the day is a sprint in the middle of chaos. You … Continue reading Mom Struggles: Truths