Keep on trying is our message to you! Honestly, there are days when I don't think I can do one more dish or stand in the kitchen for one more second. There are many moments of true chaos. Moments where I don't even want to think about cooking or washing dishes. But those moments … Continue reading Real Food Kids!! Keep on Trying!
There are days that every meal goes amazingly well. Where the girls are thrilled with everything on their plates and the boys eat without hesitation. And...there are days when it takes a little more encouragement or mom trickery to get them to eat. Those are definitely the days when it would be easier to appease … Continue reading Mealtime resistance…don’t give up!
Last night was one of those perfect storm nights. You know the ones where everything comes together to make for a perfectly stress filled evening! So, let me set the scene for you... I walk the boys home from school every afternoon (which is fabulous...no carpool line!!) and we arrive home at 4:00. The girls … Continue reading Natural Calm and Booch
A great friend offered the suggestion that I should share some of the day to day craziness that makes me want to pull my hair out. I have not done this because I know that I am not alone as a mom with these challenges. But, now that I think of it, isn't that too … Continue reading I am NOT a Unicorn!
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!
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 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
Today is my birthday! Can you believe I am 25 again? It's amazing how this real food living actually stops time. Seriously, I am stronger and more agile today than I was at the actual age of 25. I have way better blood sugar control, connective tissues resilience and focus. I could ride my bike … Continue reading Kombucha!
This was our first official week of summer! It has not been too hot yet this year so we have enjoyed lots of outside time! The garden is doing great and the kids love to go out and explore what is growing. The girls are still learning when to pick vegetables... For example this was … Continue reading The first week of summer
As you know, I have four children, two sets of twins. The girls are almost 2 1/2 and the boys are 6 1/2. The boys can disassemble a room faster than I can clean it up. It is amazing that immediately after I clean the bathroom, they have an "accident" and completely miss the toilet … Continue reading Meal planning AND Bone Broth Soup