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My sweet cousin Maria wrote a book report about Homemade Mothering!  Her English professor asked the class to prepare a paper about someone who is making a change in the world.  I am so honored that she chose me.  I started Homemade Mothering because I’m a bit of an eco-freak and I wanted to document […]


Meez Meals – Day 4 – Chile Relleno Burrito

I made myself a really yummy lunch today thanks to Meez Meals, the semi-homemade meal delivery service I’m trying out this week.  Although I thought I’d use all the meals for dinner, it turns out that a warm and healthy homemade lunch is a real treat.  The chile relleno burrito I had today was full […]


Meez Meals – Day 3 – Roasted Artichoke and Cherry Tomato Paella

I’m well into my first week trying out Meez Meals, a wonderful semi-homemade meal service based here in Chicago. Since having Vivian four weeks ago, its been hard for me to prepare interesting homemade meals while keeping three kids content. This service delivers all the prepared ingredients and instructions for me to whip up restaurant-quality […]


Sweet Dreams with our ArmsReach Co-Sleeper

Four weeks ago I wrote about our search for an ideal sleeping set-up for our then un-born baby.  Flash forward 29 days and here I am writing an update to that post.  Much to my delight, the ArmsReach Co-Sleeper Bassinet we settled on has been a wonderful addition to our room. As my husband says, […]


Good Morning!

I’m pretty sure my favorite part of every day is the first 20 minutes.  Everyone is in a good mood, no one is whining, we’re all just happy to be awake and together.  Mack is usually first to toddle in, a sheepish grin on his face because he climbs out of his bed and he’s […]


Meez Meals – Night 2 – Spring Panzanella with Asparagus and White Beans

As I wrote about last night, I’m trying out a new semi-homemade meal service this week called Meez Meals. Last night’s dinner Brussels Sprouts and Pan Fried Tofu in a Sweet Chili Sauce took just 15 minutes of my time, but tasted like I had spent several hours prepping and cooking.  Tonight’s menu of Spring […]


Meez Meals – Night 1 – Brussels Sprouts and Tofu in a Sweet Chili Sauce

Ever since Vivian was born three weeks ago I’ve struggled to balance my time and energy.  I still value the homemade lifestyle, but with time a luxury I’m ashamed to admit that Evie and Mack have had PBJ’s for dinner a few too many times lately (granted, the peanut butter and the jelly are homemade!).  […]


Little Lovey – as Captured by Naja Lerus Photography

My sweet baby girl is already three weeks old.  I know she’s still a newborn, but I can’t believe how fast the time is going.  Her beautiful little face is filling out, her neck is getting stronger and she’s spending more time awake and alert.  Life with a newborn is terrifically exhausting, but at the […]


Lentils with Spinach and Goat Cheese

With three kids, life in general is stressful.  While I try to be a pretty laid-back person and parent, ever since Evie’s arrival nearly four years ago I’ve noticed the constant yet quiet hum of stress in the back of my mind.  I can never fully relax: the “to-do” list is never-ending, small worries about […]


Homemade Nursing Pads

Breastfeeding is important to me and my family.  When Evelyn was born nearly four years ago I made a commitment to nurse her for a year, and it became such a normal part of our routine that I couldn’t imagine doing anything different with Mack and now with Vivian.  Much to my delight, the first […]