Posts by Maureen

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Screen Free Week

Evie and Mack’s school declared last week “Screen Free Week”.  While it would be easy to roll my eyes at this suggestion and continue as usual in our house (1-2 cartoons a day), I decided to embrace the plan. Ever since baby Ben was born 9 weeks ago I’ve gotten a little lazy about limiting […]


GIVEAWAY! Gift Card from Milk Nursingwear!!

A few days ago I wrote about my new nursing dress from Milk Nursingwear. Not only is it cute and comfy, but it allows me to comfortably nurse little Ben anywhere. It is perfect, and I’ll continue wearing it long after Ben has moved on to “big people” food. Milk Nursingwear has very generously offered […]


Milk Nursingwear Tiered Ruffle Dress

I love breastfeeding. It is a choice that works for me and my family, and the many benefits extend beyond my baby’s health. Breastfeeding is convenient, easy and free.  My life is easier because my baby’s food is always ready to serve. For me, the hardest thing about breastfeeding is finding cooperative clothing.  For the […]


Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chris celebrated his birthday last weekend.  In our house, birthdays are a big deal for the kids.  I love how, at their ages, little things make them so happy.  They don’t need fancy gifts or exotic vacations.  They are simply happy to have an excuse to make cake and eat it! This year, Vivian helped […]


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

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!

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.

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

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!

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

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 […]