Nutrient Dense Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}


The other day I came across a container of infant oatmeal cereal. Knowing all of the nutrients that are packed into that cannister, I couldn't bear to get rid of it. Sure, my youngest is 2 1/2, but we can all use some extra nutrients sometimes, especially when it comes to treats! I checked out … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: October 19 – 25th

Weekly Meal Plan

Well, Mama H and my dad go home Sunday. :( It was a good visit and we will see them again in just a few weeks - but bittersweet none the less. My mom got so much work done in the house for me. She cleaned out the study like nobody's business. SO MUCH Help! We have a few days and then Ben's … [Read more...]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Vegetables and Bacon {Side Dish Recipe}


A few years ago my thoughts on brussels sprouts changed entirely. I had only ever had this green veggie roasted whole. Quite honestly the texture was what got me. I just couldn't get past the feeling of it to enjoy the taste. I am not sure if it had to do with the way the layers all cooked … [Read more...]

Kids Getting Creative – Champions For Kids


My C was born creative. There is not a boring bone in her body. As she has grown older, this creativity of hers has allowed us to bond. It has allowed me to get to know her better. And it has served as a form of self expression for her. The simple act of coloring, cutting paper, drawing has so … [Read more...]

Saving Pumpkin Seeds to Plant – A How-To


It's that time of the year! Pumpkin time. It is also the time of the year where your kids get like 15 of these bad boys (some are sugar ones - save those) and you don't know what to do with them all. Well, carve them of course, display them, and roast their seeds - some of them anyway. But save … [Read more...]

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant – An Authentic Experience for All


I have said it before and I will say it again, we are a taco family. Tacos are my best friend. Of course, they are our go to meal, but mostly because Mexican food is something that our ENTIRE family enjoys! ^This happens to be the reason I {kind of} felt bad when I got invited to check out … [Read more...]

The Vintage Homestead – The Start of Fall

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Life has been busy since we moved in. The kids have started in a new school, we have been cleaning and making our home our own, and learning how to take care of our property. The hustle and bustle has been crazy and we are finally starting to make some plans and get into a routine. We certainly see … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: October 12 – 18th

Weekly Meal Plan

Woot! In just a couple of hours Mama H will be on her way! We have had quite the exciting October so far (I totally need to write a post about it) and it isn't even close to over. Mama H comes and then my dad will be meeting her up her at the end of the week. They'll stay for about a week and then … [Read more...]

Day Out in Cambridge at the Cambridgeside Galleria


Sunday, September 28th - a gorgeous day in Cambridge. No really, the most gorgeous day ever and I was lucky enought to be out on a Charles Riverboat checking out new fall fashions with some nice ladies, then eating delicious food and shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria. As a newbie to Boston … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: October 5th – October 11th

Weekly Meal Plan

I am sitting here on Sunday night writing up our meal plan. Ben already took care of Sunday's dinner with the kids. I got back late this evening from a girl's trip to New York City! We had a blast. I got invited by the "beach moms" (the group of lovely ladies that took me under their wing every week … [Read more...]

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