Posts by Maureen

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Goodness Gracious – An Austin, TX Micro Bakery + GIVEAWAY!

I love finding businesses that offer products that align with my rather strict values on health and well-being.  We absolutely avoid processed foods, but we all like a nice treat. So when I heard about Goodness Gracious Micro Bakery I was immediately intrigued.  The orders are baked to order in a home kitchen nestled in […]


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Homemade Mothering reaches thousands of readers per month. Here are a few accolades generously bestowed upon Homemade Mothering from businesses that value the message found here. Country Living Magazine Blue Ribbon Blogger finalist         GMC Local Influencer           Happy Family Happy Blogger Red Tricycle “Top Food Blogger”   […]


Lessons from Abroad

We just returned from a 8 day trip to Isla Mujeres, a tiny island off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.  Its a peaceful haven where life moves at a much appreciated slower pace.  The weather was warm and the drinks were cold, and as a family we were so happy. The trip was blissfully […]


Homemade Cocoa Brownies

Here in the city, when the wind blows in just the right direction at just the right speed, the scent of melting chocolate fills the air.  The Blommer Chocolate Factory sits in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, but just about every part of town has been touched by its aroma.  Its sweet! Whenever I catch a […]


Chicken Soup with Dill and Spinach

Spring may have sprung nearly a week ago, but here in Chicago it feels like winter.  I am seriously on the verge of a nervous breakdown – I want to take the kids to the park without spending 15 minutes bundling them up! The cold weather means cold weather meals.  The other night I made […]


My Week in a Chevy Cruze Eco

Living in such a large city affords us the opportunity to walk just about everywhere, so we don’t drive many miles.  But when General Motors recently recognized me and this site as a “local influencer”, I was very honored.   GMC offered me a week in any vehicle – how could I turn that down?! I […]


Homemade Beer Cheese Dip

We hosted a birthday party for Mack and Vivian the other night.  It was a large crowd, so I wasn’t able to serve an entirely homemade meal. But, I supplemented pizza delivery with a homemade chopped salad and some simple appetizers.  Perhaps the most popular dish was homemade beer cheese. The men in the family […]


Birthday Fun for 3 and 1!

Vivian and Mack celebrated birthdays this weekend, so last night we hosted what will hopefully be the first of many joint birthday parties for the two. Both are still too young to really care about sharing their special day with a sibling, but like all siblings there is a fair amount of rivalry in our […]


The Potty Training Manifesto

Several years ago I shared a post titled “The Cloth Diapering Manifesto” outlining my knowledge on cloth diapering.  It got a lot of parents thinking about cloth diapering, and I was happy to spread my love of cloth.  Now that I have successfully potty trained two kids by the age of 2, I thought I’d […]