The Garden Bounty

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

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Tricksters, marketing science…Part One!

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!

Real food vacation with two sets of twins!

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!

Creativity and Planning: How to work through the “choosiness” of kids

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

A real food beach vacation

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

An event-filled weekend and a recipe boost

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