Posts by Maureen

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Tea for Two

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit India on a few occasions, and it is one of my absolute favorite places in the world. From the moment I step off the plane all my senses are energized. Bright colors everywhere, smells of spices and exhaust, sounds of people laughing and yelling and begging. It is overload. […]


I’ve been feeling really stressed lately. With two little ones, a part-time job, and a husband who works late every night, I often wish I had three extra hours every day just to get things done around the house (oh, and it would be lovely if I had even 30 minutes for myself!). Life can […]

From Clouds to Sun

Today started out kinda crummy. Evie, Mack and I were supposed to meet my husband in South Bend to cheer on our alma mater Notre Dame, but due to the rain and clouds and chilly temperatures we opted to stay in the city at the last minute. That left me with two energetic little ones […]

Knitting Shower in the News

The fun and creative Knitting Baby Shower my sisters, mom and grandma hosted for baby Mack is mentioned in an article. Check out my original post on this original idea. What a fun and casual way to celebrate a new baby! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Inside Scoop on In-Season Foods

There is so much buzz these days about eating food produced locally and in-season. I make an effort not to purchase food shipped in from far away – apples from New Zealand and grapes from Argentina aren’t doing any favors for the planet, and by the time they land in Chicago they never taste that […]

Homemade Mothering’s Recipes on Tiny Green Mom

A few of my recipes were recently featured on Tiny Green Mom, a site for parents following a “green” lifestyle. I hope they inspired readers to cook a healthy family meal! Seafood Soup – easy and elegant! Vegetable Frittata – a satisfying and budget-friendly dinner for any night of the week Farmer’s Market Pasta – […]

Family Bike Ride

Last Saturday was a stunningly beautiful day – crisp blue sky, gentle sunshine, and a Caribbean blue lake. So, my little family of four hopped on bikes to take a tour of our pretty city and savor the summer weather. We rented the bikes for four hours, assuming we’d return them in two. It was […]

Cloth Diapering in the News!

I was recently interviewed for an article about diapering. I am a big fan of using cloth diapers on my little ones – not only do they save me thousands of dollars, but they are significantly healthier for my babies and the planet. Here’s the article: If you are interested in learning more about […]

Litter Police

Have I created a monster? Has my obsession with protecting our planet spread to my two year old? I think so… We take long walks every day. The city offers so much for our little family to do, and so I put the kids in the stroller and walk just about anywhere we need to […]

Waffles for Breakfast

We started our weekend off right with a fresh batch of homemade waffles this morning. While Chris and Mack were upstairs slowly waking up, Evelyn and I worked on breakfast together. I measured the ingredients and she was in charge of pouring everything into the bowl. While she made a big flour mess as she […]