Today is the last day of another year, that I can proudly say I am not just surviving but thriving as a mom of two sets of twins. Wow, there have been some VERY challenging times in 2017. Big emotions, tons of energy, some "confusion" about the what not to do inside the house, … Continue reading Twin Mom Tips and Solutions
In Part One of this series, we learned about how making simple diet and lifestyle changes can positively affect moms health and the health of her baby. In part two of this series, I would like to offer some recipes and strategies specific to incorporating nourishing foods. If you are new to this approach to … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part Two
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 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
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!