Posts by Maureen

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No Bake Lactation Cookies

When I received the shipment of the Kangaroo Tube Top from MilkandBaby.com, a recipe for lactation cookies was very smartly tucked inside. What a clever idea! As a new mom purchasing nursing wear, I was very happy to find this little surprise! While my milk supply is well-established with no sign of diminishing, I like […]


Kangaroo Top + GIVEAWAY

Before the arrival of baby Ben, I researched on-line for breastfeeding-friendly tops and bras. Breastfeeding is an important choice for me, and I’ve found that having shirts that accommodate this choice make life a lot easier.  So, when I stumbled upon the Kangaroo Tube Top from milkandbaby.com I was immediately intrigued.  It looked so snuggly and […]


Reunited!

When baby Ben was born, my mom took the three big kids for a few days.  Her generosity of time and energy afforded me a chance to recover from the delivery and bond with my new sweet baby.  The first few days home with a new baby are overwhelming and exhausting, so a bit of […]


Early…But Right on Time

I knew he was coming early. I felt it in my bones, my soul, my heart.  I knew his arrival was imminent. And, I was right. This was my fourth pregnancy, so I understood that the weeks of furious nesting and many sleepless nights were a sign of a baby on the way. I had […]


Packing Up

My due date is fast, fast approaching.  I am at the point in my pregnancy where the unknown is a little bit daunting.  I could have the baby tomorrow…or nearly a month from tomorrow.  Only Mother Nature knows! To put my mind at ease, I decided to pack up my hospital bag tonight.  I have […]


Nourishing for Nine Months

I have somewhat of a confession to make: I don’t take prenatal vitamins. Vitamins make me feel extra nauseous during my first trimester, but the real reason I skip them is because I don’t think I need to rely on a factory to provide what Mother Nature already offers. Sure, it takes a little extra […]


So, So Done…But Totally Not Done

Now that I have just a couple weeks left in my fourth pregnancy, I am starting to feel all the familiar anxieties.  I know that as soon as the baby is born life will be in a tailspin for at least a few months.  Our current routine will be all but forgotten as we struggle […]


Here Comes the Son

I know Baby #4 is coming.  Soon. I can’t stop cleaning and tidying and organizing the house.  The other day I wiped down the blades on all our ceiling fans – something I’ve never done before!  My nesting instinct is in overdrive. Today I tackled the kitchen, but since it is a weekend all three […]


Bacony Butternut Squash Soup

Winter. Ugh. By mid February I am so over the cold and slushy snow and cloudy skies. Today’s projected high of 51 might sound encouraging, but one look at the forecast for next week (um, 15 degrees on Tuesday?!) and I’m quickly dragged back to reality. But perhaps the worst part about winter in the […]


Homemade Blackberry Jam

The local produce market I shop at every week always has some amazing deals.  A few weeks ago HUGE boxes of Florida oranges were only $2.98, and as I wrote about before I once scored 11 pounds of orange peppers for just $1.00.  This week’s super deal was 6 oz containers of organic blackberries for […]