Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Stay At Home Mom (who works part time and is earning her master's degree)

I hate to admit it, but before I had a baby I honestly believed what I had seen on TV - that stay at home moms watched a lot of TV and ate bon-bons all day. I had no idea what being a stay at home mom actually meant until I was thrown into the position almost eleven happy months ago. So in an attempt to stop the perpetuation of this wildly inaccurate stereotype, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into my daily life as a stay at home mom. I happen to be a stay at home mom who is in grad school, works part time as an aqua fitness instructor and is trying to build my nutrition counseling career. All moms (and dads, for that matter) wear many hats and I would never dare to say that any of us has it any better or easier than the next, whether we stay at home, work nine to five, or work three jobs to make ends meet. This is just a taste of what my day looks like...enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our Journey With Introducing Solids: Purees and Baby Led Weaning Part II

Chicken makes this baby happy!
If you read my first post on our adventures with introducing solids, you know that things didn't exactly go according to plan. Such is life with babies, though, right? We tried the Baby Led Weaning thing around six months, but Baby A just wasn't into it. We decided to try purees instead and he did much better. Baby A is ten months now so it's time for a little update on how our journey is going...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Awesome Paleo Avocado Toast and Toppings


I have to admit that I experience a little bit of Paleo jealousy from time to time. What is Paleo jealousy? Well, it is the little twinge of envy that I feel when I see a new food or recipe that I wouldn't typically eat, but it looks SO good that I can't stop thinking about it. For example, CRONUTS! I know that just one cronut isn't going to kill me, but I'm not the kind of girl who could just eat one cronut (are there people who can?) so I know it is better for me to keep my distance. And if I had a cronut, wouldn't I have to then try a cheeseburger on a cronut? Yeah, thats a thing.                         

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I almost feel bad calling this a recipe...almost. There was a time not too long ago that if somebody had handed me a pork shoulder and asked me to cook it up for them, I would have looked back at them with a blank stare. So there must be other people out there looking for easy instructions to cook delicious pulled pork. I can't be the only one, right? 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Green B.E.A.N. Organic Produce Delivery - Review and Discount!

I've seen the Green B.E.A.N. delivery trucks around town for a few years now and every time I see one I think to myself "I really should check them out". I've always wanted to try a CSA, but there were a couple of things holding me back. First, the price. I thought it would be much more expensive than what I pay at the grocery store. The second issue was my affinity (some may call it an obsession) with planning our weekly meals and purchasing our groceries based on that. From what I knew of CSA's, I'd be surprised with a random mix of produce each week. Not ideal for a planner like me. Green B.E.A.N. laid my fears to rest, though, when they invited me to try out their weekly produce delivery service.

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery service areas include:

Indiana - Indianapolis

Missouri - St. Louis

Read on to find out how it all works and get a special discount code to try it yourself!