Posts by Maureen

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Homemade Mother of the Week: Cara Belvin, founder of empowerHER

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This post is the 16th in the series “Homemade Mother of the Week.” If you know a woman who is thoughtfully sharing her passion for the planet, families or the well-being of others, please nominate her for this special recognition.  Send an email with all the details to maureen@homemademothering.com This week I am so honored to introduce you [...]


Earth Day!

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It is Earth Day! As a Homemade Mother, I consider April 22 to be a very special day for our family.  This day gives us a chance to reflect on our stewardship of the planet, and I always take some time to think of new ways we can better serve our planet and Mother Nature. [...]


Tired. So, So Tired.

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Ever since we brought Ben home six weeks ago, friends and family have all asked me the same question: “How are you doing?” The short answer? “I’m doing great, but I’m really tired.”  Ben wakes up every 2-3 hours, and at least one of his nighttime feedings lasts at least an hour.  And, with three [...]


Eco-Friendly Party Favors

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Mack recently celebrated his 4th birthday, and with the arrival of Baby Ben my friend Amy (took pity on me and) generously offered to host a joint birthday party for her son and Mack at her home.  She shares my sensibilities when it comes to kids parties: keep it fun, low-key and offer booze to [...]


Hooray for Boob!

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As I’ve written about plenty of times before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for my family. Not only does it provide healthy and natural nutrition for my little one, but it is super convenient and free(!).  I know breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for everyone, so I am grateful it has been a [...]


Blueberry D-mp Cake

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We had such a nice weekend.  On Friday night Chris took Evie to her school’s Father-Daughter dance.  She was SO excited about it all week.  Every day she asked, “How many more days until the Father Daughter dance??”  I let her pick out a dress (blue with gold polka-dots), and she let me do her [...]


Spinach and Citrus Green Drink

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Ever since Chris gifted me with a fancy blender for my birthday earlier this year, I have been having lots of fun trying out new recipes.  I use the countertop machine almost every day, making quick sorbets, pureeing soups and whirling up smoothies.  A couple months ago I posted a recipe for Maureen’s Green Drink, [...]


The Man in My Life

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I am lucky enough to have a big family with dozens of cousins, lots of aunts and uncles and loving parents.  My Aunt Hope – who is closer in age to me than she is to her brother (my dad) – has been a sister figure in my life; she shares advice just right for [...]


Banana Oatmeal Muffins

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Chris just finished doing our taxes.  I used to love doing the taxes (really!), but ever since Chris ventured into entrepreneurship everything has become so complicated so now April 15 is his deadline.  Unfortunately, this year we owe Uncle Sam a much heftier sum than we were expecting, so now we have to rein in the [...]


Papa’s Fried Cod Recipe

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My kids are so lucky.  Not only do they know and love their four grandparents, but they also have known all but one of their great grandparents.  Evie even met her great-great grandmother, and this photo of FIVE generations will be one of my favorites forever: My dad’s parents – the kids’ great-grandparents – live [...]


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