I have to say that in my next life I may be a farmer. Growing a home garden is such a satisfying experience. I decided to raise a garden to grow my own greens. I also wanted to grow herbs, winter squash and bell peppers. Growing your own vegetables is personally rewarding experience. There … Continue reading The Garden Bounty
I was talking to a mom the other day and she said her major barriers to cooking real food were being not knowing what to choose and frustration with the food battling at the table. How fantastic that she was so honest and was able to verbalize that to me. Motherhood is an intensely personal … Continue reading Tricksters, marketing science…Part One!
Where does your motivation come from? Mine comes from my kids, my desire to perform well everyday and the memories of not feeling well. I want my children to have the best possible health they can have and that does not happen by accident. I want them to know and understand how and why it … Continue reading Motivation and why!
This was our most successful beach trip yet! Those of you with children know what I am talking about. Some vacations are more work than they are relaxation. Not this one! We had extra help from my amazing in laws, a beautiful place to stay, great food and happy kids. The girls went three days … Continue reading Real food vacation with two sets of twins!
This was a breakfast this week. Pastured fried eggs in coconut oil, organic fresh blueberries (on sale and a real score at Whole Foods this week!), marinated balsamic beets and a new recipe of vegan carob banana bread with sunflower seeds. I am hosting a real food block party in August for Moms and their … Continue reading Meal Creativity
Creativity and planning are the key when it comes to feeding two sets of twins real food, consistently at every meal and every snack. Subtle changes in how I combine foods, sequence foods throughout the day and present them based on their mood makes a big difference. And, even with all of that some times … Continue reading Creativity and Planning: How to work through the “choosiness” of kids
Consistency is one of the most important things to me when it comes to raising the kids in our real food household. Whether we are on vacation, they spend the night at Mimi and Pop's house or if we have a party. I want them to realize you can choose to support your body … Continue reading Consistency and Love
Honestly, when Kevin and I made the decision to have children I had no idea the amount of work and energy it takes to be a Mom. I had siblings growing up but I never had the responsibility of taking care of my younger sister. I had one babysitting job and I really disliked it! … Continue reading What is important…Health
Packing real food for the car requires strategic planning! It must be something that is fresh but does not crumble easily. Any packaging should be easily opened by the child and not require parent intervention. The vessel holding the food must be sturdy enough to hold multiple items. The chosen food must be substantial enough … Continue reading A real food beach vacation
This Saturday, the girls and I went shopping...that was fun! Somehow the cart is just wide enough to fit between the racks of clothing. The girls have an amazing reach and cat like reflexes to grab and pull down anything within their grasp! Once we arrived at the checkout, my cart was full unwanted items. … Continue reading An event-filled weekend and a recipe boost