Posts by Maureen

About Maureen

Zoku Popsicle Maker

As a homemade mother, I am always looking for ways to treat my family in thoughtful and healthy ways. Nothing is better than a cool popsicle in the middle of a hot Chicago summer, but most of the ones at the grocery store are loaded with artificial flavors, artificial colors, and icky high fructose corn [...]

My New Grocery Store

A few months ago I wrote about how I believe the milk we drink is over processed. All milk sold in grocery stores is pasteurized and homogenized. These processes kill off beneficial germs and destroy some of the natural nutrition found in milk. So, I set out to find a local source for raw milk, [...]

Happy 2nd Birthday to Evelyn!

My little girl turned 2 this week. I have to wonder how two years have passed since she joined our family. I can’t imagine life without her now. She is so full of joy and happiness and curiosity. I am truly blessed to have such a lovely BIG girl for a daughter. To celebrate her [...]

Recycling Reminders

I have always been a nut about recycling. My 2 year old daughter even knows the word – she says “cycling” – and helps me empty our recycling bin every day. I think its pretty cute that I’ve got a future eco-warrior by my side! Most people know to recycle paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, [...]

Dinner for Father’s Day

seafood soup

We just returned from nearly a week out east visiting my husband’s family. We spent most of today traveling so I didn’t get a chance to show Chris just how much the kids and I appreciate him. Although we didn’t get back until almost 5 pm, as a Homemade Mother I really wanted to make [...]


pimms cup

My husband is out of town at a bachelor party this weekend. So, that means it’s just me at home with the two little ones. For many people this might mean a long 72+ hours, but I am perfectly content. Yes, it is a LOT of work keeping a toddler and a newborn happy, well-fed, [...]

The Homemade Way to Clean the Floor

floor cleaner

I have a confession I am ashamed to make: during my pregnancy I broke down and bought a Swiffer. The thought of getting on my hands and knees to scrub the floors was too much for me to handle, so I let laziness get the best of me and I opted for what I thought [...]

Happy Birthday to My Homemade Mother!


Today is my mom’s 50th birthday. By the time she was 26 she had five little ones running around the house, and she managed all the craziness with grace and calm. She is my greatest homemade mother inspiration! My mom taught me a lot about homemade mothering. I grew up in a quaint and rural [...]

Homemade Mothering’s Homemade Granola in the News!

Lots of buzz about Homemade Mothering lately – kinda exciting! My granola recipe was cited on as a good option for brunch. Its super easy to make and tastes delicious! And the best part is that my recipe is very flexible. There’s no need to make a special trip to the grocery store [...]

Homemade Mothering’s Baby Food in the News!

Even though I am not currently making homemade baby food – my two year old eats “big girl” food and my newborn isn’t old enough – I was recently quoted in an article about homemade baby food puree recipes. Its such an honor to be a source for these types of articles! If you’d [...]