Posts by Maureen

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Air Travel with Kids

We have been fortunate enough to take a few trips with our kids lately.  New York and Connecticut in December. Mexico in March.  In January I flew solo to Jamaica with all three of them.  Many people thought I was nuts taking three kids age 4 and under on an international flight, but I politely […]


Dandelioness

This is just a simple post. A note of gratitude, really. To Mother Nature. For creating dandelions and giving children something beautiful to pick and appreciate and delight in.  How lucky are we to live in a world where weeds are truly beautiful! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet


A Chilly Night

I couldn’t fall asleep last night. Just before Chris and I went up to bed, we heard a woman yelling in the courtyard behind our home. We live in a busy part of a big city, and occasionally people who don’t live in our development stroll through, picking through trashcans or perhaps taking a shortcut.  […]


Busy Weekend + Coconut Banana Bread

What a busy weekend! My husband’s MBA program celebrated its 5 year reunion, and ALL of our good friends returned to Chicago for the weekend. When he started the program right after we got married, I had no idea I was about to meet some of the best friends of my life in the wives […]


Raw Milk Action Alert

In my opinion, the less food is processed the healthier it is. While I’m not afraid of the fat in butter or whole milk, I am terrified of 100-calorie snack packs.  Perhaps one of the most processed foods most Americans consume in abundance every day is pasturized and homogenized milk.  From a young age we […]


Duralex Dishware from Mighty Nest

As I write about often, I really hate plastic.  Not only is it horrible for the planet, but I believe plastic containers leach chemicals into the foods and drinks we consume. Quite simply, I avoid plastic whenever possible. Lately, fears about the health effects of BPA have deterred many consumers from plastic.  Manufacturers now proudly […]


Cold Cure in a Cup

It has been a long few weeks. Ever since Mack’s ear infection in Mexico last month we’ve all taken turns being sick.  Last week was brutal for me – stuffed nose, cough, exhaustion.  I was finally emerging from the fog last night when severe pain suddenly struck my lower back.  Argh! As any mom knows, […]


Soba Noodles with Ginger and Spinach

Ever since Mack’s ear infection nearly a month ago, we’ve all taken turns fighting off cold symptoms. Runny noses, coughs, slight fevers.  Evie was up all last night coughing, and sweet little Vivian woke up at 4:30 this morning so sad and swiping at her ears.  I brought the kids to the pediatrician, and both […]


Stylish Furniture from The Mark + GIVEAWAY!

Such a fun giveaway to share with readers of Homemade Mothering!! My newest advertiser will send one lucky winner a gorgeous piece of American-made furniture from The Mark. The Mark is a chic line of furniture that showcases distinctive design and trends at very affordable prices. I love that it’s made in the USA, which […]


It’s About Life

My parents recently called my siblings and me to their house for help with a rather daunting task: pick up all our crap.  Bins full of grade school art projects and high school year books. File folders with report cards and college acceptance letters.  Tiny shoes and faded photos and personal journals filled with the […]