If you haven't been paying attention, I love peanut butter. I cannot quite describe my love of peanut butter accurately, but let me just say that if I was positive my husband wouldn't look at me funny, I would eat it straight from the jar with a spoon in front of him. (I may or may not have done this outside of his eyesight; I'm not…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 4, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
I'm a big advocate of eliminating artificial colors (aka food dyes) from our children's diet. Why? Well, it's because I have first hand experience with the negative effects on my two sons' behavior and attention span. It started when my oldest son was only two years old. I noticed how he would go from cooperative and having an active (i.e. busy but not atypical for a 2 year old child) behavior, to bizarrely defiant and hyperkinetic behavior for the next two or three…Continue
Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 28, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, we started letting our son serve himself his own food at dinnertime. Up until that point, I would bring him his pre-plated food and be met with a barrage of complaints…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 21, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
When I was able to eat hot lunches at school, there were limited options. We ate the food that the kindly nuns made for us. Actually, I am pretty sure the nuns didn’t cook, but it was Catholic school, so you never know.
The point is, we didn’t have options.
But some schools do give children a choice in what they select for meals, which fascinates me. I can see the boys and girls lining up in the cafeteria, deciding between roast beef or spaghetti. Between carrots or tater tots.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, a gal just wants a burger. Now, my husband makes a great burger - tasty and juicy and perfectly grilled. But, if he's not around (or it's crazy cold outside), I'll do some quick Mom math in my head:
(my craving level x number of days since I had fast food / servings of healthy food and exercise that week)…Continue
Sometimes my mom let us eat cake for breakfast. (Maybe "let us eat cake" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should say "turned a blind eye while we devoured leftover cake.") It wasn't often, but it's something I have vivid and fond memories of from my childhood. (Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure she was eating that cake with us. So, thanks, Mom!)
So, I think of that…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 12, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments
To all my food blogger friends and chefs debonair:
I need your help. I am on a mission to try 100 new recipes in the next year. I have lots of recipe books and websites to help me, but I thought I would reach out to the experts: Other moms.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 9, 2013 at 7:49pm — No Comments
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
A little while ago, I had the opportunity to try a Bestowed Healthy Product Sample Box. I was curious to see what the box would contain and how much my taste buds would appreciate the different samples...there were some hits and definitely some misses!
I was given another chance to try a Bestowed, this time it would be samples of 100% GMO-Free…
Added by Ronda on October 22, 2013 at 10:56pm — No Comments
I love meals that are easy to fix so that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. One Sunday afternoon, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat for lunch on the way home from church. My husband suggested that we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Enter to win Invino World of the Wine Contest!
glassware for 8, wine decanters, wine country artisan treats, and a $250 gift card
Added by Victoria Sconion on October 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Enter to win Mrs. Fields Bakeware!Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on October 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I was thrilled to be included in the Super Baby Food, 3rd edition Blog Tour! If you know me, you know that I love amazing resources to #1 make my life easier and #2 are healthy for my family. This book does BOTH! Written by Ruth Yaron, a nationally recognized author and media veteran. She is known…Continue
Added by Stephanie Person on September 19, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments
I'm finding that there are just two things- two simple things- that if I give my attention to, make the world of difference for me and my wee one- …Continue
Added by Kelly on August 22, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started. It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by. Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school. I also bought extra basic…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Please, feel free to view the original post on my blog, Mama Chirps :)
I have to post this recipe, mostly for future reference, because it was awesome! Not to mention, it was paleo AND vegan, too. I decided to experiment today and ventured outside of the normal old smoothie box, and came up with a healthy Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie.
Added by Danialle Birdwell on August 5, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments
This was a very quick and easy way to make orange chicken. So tasty that my husband second guessed me when I said I made it…lol
Added by 9 davison on August 1, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family? It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live. For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day. Often times…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays? Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer? During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
The rain has been somewhat annoying these past few weeks. Raining a bit even on days when no rain was expected to be in the forecast by weathermen...I never really listened to them anyway. This is FL, rainy season, so I guess it's to be expected.
I love how green it has made my grass, but with the grass getting a drink of water so often, my kids…
Added by Ronda on June 15, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments