Green Goddess Pasta Puree

Babies, toddlers, and adults – we all love pasta! My little one can put down an entire box of macaroni and cheese at dinner. And honestly, mac and cheese is a guilty pleasure of mine. Instead of sneaking bites from my daughter’s favorite dish, I thought I’d make a new pasta dish that we could […]

Making Your Own Gel Candles

I guess I’m on a quest to scent my home this month, as I finally decided to try making wickless gel candles. If your kids are anything like mine, then my days of burning a plethora of candles are on hold for a few years, at least until the risk of burning fingers or the […]

Roasted Yellow Squash with Olive Oil and Cilantro Puree

I find that baby food is a reflection of how we eat. My family and I are eating more healthy lately, since it’s up to me to keep my infant daughter healthy. So, when I’ve gone to the store lately, I end up buying things I normally wouldn’t buy for myself, like carrots. Gross. I’ve […]

Homemade Steamer Vacuum Solution

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like keeping a lot of chemical cleaners in the house. Not only can it be dangerous to keep a ton of harsh cleaners in a house with two young – and very curious – boys, but handling and breathing in those toxins can be harmful and very unpleasant. […]

All Natural and Easy-to-Make Tick Repellent

Just when we were basking in the sunny, warm days of spring after a long, snowy winter, I picked up my daughter to bring her inside to wash up for dinner and spotted the one thing that can stop my love of nature in its tracks: a tick in her ear. The very next day, […]

Lettuce Bombs

So, I got a little ahead of myself when I took a jaunt to Tractor Supply Company with my son a few weeks ago. Winter was long, the sun was shining, my son had just picked out the most perfect windmill birdfeeder, and the organic seed display was freshly stocked. That being said, I went […]

St. Patrick’s Tradition in the Kitchen

May the Irish Soda Bread rise to meet you; May the overdone corned beef be always at your back! When I was a kid, we had a stove in our kitchen, but I’m pretty sure none of us knew how to turn it on. One day we realized it was broken and then just decided […]

Green Your Baby’s Nursery

When I had my first daughter in 2006, I wasn’t aware of VOCs—Volatile Organic Compounds—or the hazards they can present to young children. It was only after I had her walls painted on two separate occasions that I discovered an online article about the dangers of VOCs in paint, and other toxic materials found in […]