Posts by Maureen

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Mexican Inspired Corn on the Cob

I feel so lucky to be a part of a very large extended family.  My mom has seven siblings and my dad has six, and so I have lots of cousins near and far.  The other night we got together with my grandparents for dinner, and on their way to the restaurant they bumped into […]


Happy Anniversary! Now Get To Work.

Chris and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend. I use the word “celebrated” loosely because we really didn’t do anything overly special to celebrate.  I had to work all day yesterday on a photo shoot for my new cloth diaper line, and Chris had to work all day today on his businesses. Chris brought Mack […]


One Big A$$ Zucchini

The text message from my sister Caitie came through innocently enough: Do you have any desire for a massive zucchini? Not quite sure where my trickster sister was headed with this, I replied: What kind of a question is that?! Turns out, a friend of her mother-in-law gave her mother-in-law a big zucchini.  The mother-in-law […]


Summer Fun at Home in the City

I really love our new neighborhood.  When we moved a month ago I had no idea that so many families with young children called our block home, and now that we are here I feel so grateful.  I’ve always said that the hardest part of every day is the dreaded 4-6 pm stretch, but now […]


Nutella & Strawberry French Toast Sandwiches

As I’ve written about before, our favorite breakfast seems to be some sort of smoothie.  I can load the blender up with a creative array of fruits and vegetables, and we all very happily enjoy a very healthy start to our day.  Unfortunately, the glass jar to our blender broke, and while I try to […]


The Three R’s at Home

My husband works a lot. Like, a LOT.  Several nights a week he isn’t home until 10, and up until last week he had to work every Saturday which meant we only had one day a week to spend together as a family.  When he left the corporate world to start his own business three […]


A Little Moment in Time

As a parent, I am all too aware of the passing of time.  How quickly my oldest daughter became 4! My 2 year old son suddenly grew into a little man!  Four month-old Vivian already has a peaceful and joyful personality that seems to radiate from her body.  Before kids, a year felt like a […]


The Fluffernutter of My Childhood

After a summer of sun and temperatures steadily in the 90s, we were bound for a cool down at some point.  Today’s rain and 70 degrees felt downright chilly, so the kids and I spent much of the day indoors.  It feels like we’ve been on the go nonstop since May – it was actually […]


More Than One Definition of Beautiful

Like much of the world, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Olympics this week. While I’m certainly not glued to the screen, its fun to have the games on in the background while making dinner or cleaning up.  Evie and Mack are pretty neutral to the phenomenon – as far as they are concerned, […]


Homemade Mother of the Week: Meredith Magee Donnelly, founder of Homegrown Friends

This post is the tenth 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 As a Homemade Mother, I am always […]