Posts by Maureen

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Homemade Mother Loves Motherlove

I was recently asked to test out a few products from a company called Motherlove. Making healthy and beauty products from organic and easy to pronounce ingredients, this company aligns with my beliefs on health and wellness, so I enthusiastically agreed to check it out. After testing the products on myself and my babies, I […]


City Farm on a City Night

Tonight Chris and I took the kids to a small fundraiser for City Farm, a one acre plot of vacant land in the middle of the city that otherwise would sit unused while waiting for development. Volunteers use the space in a productive and sustainable way, growing food for the community. I have driven by […]


Trick? Or Treat?

My friend and fellow blogger Adrienne from A Maison recently asked me about Halloween treats for trick-or-treaters. As a Homemade Mother-To-Be, Adrienne wants to pass out something healthy and unique to her neighbors. She just moved to a cute Chicago neighborhood that, like most communities, discourages distributing homemade goodies to little ghosts and goblins. So […]


Dance Party

Ever since Evie was a baby, dancing has always been one of our favorite activities to do together. She would giggle and hold on to my face, her bright eyes smiling. Now that she is big enough to dance on her own she pirouettes and prances proudly. Fortunately, my sweet baby Mack seems to enjoy […]


Dirty Butts

That’s it!! I can’t take it anymore!!! Today while we were at the park Evelyn literally slid into a dirty, disgusting, stinky cigarette butt. Ewwwwwe. Its bad enough that people are still smoking, leaving a plume of filthy smoke for me to inhale while I’m out for a walk, but to throw the icky butt […]


Homemade Cookies at Any Time!

Baking can be a challenge for me. In general, I don’t like sticking to any recipe; I like adding more of one ingredient and less of another to make a dish my own. While this approach works fine with cooking, it doesn’t always work with baked goods. Baking is an exact science – too much […]


Perseverance to Preserve!

I recently conquered one of my fears. For years I have been interested in jarring and canning to preserve foods, but the process always intimidated me. All that boiling water…and fears of botulism contamination if the process wasn’t done exactly right…and what a waste of time and money if the jars didn’t seal…I was getting […]


Eggcellent

I picked up 10 dozen eggs from Family Farms’ Co-Op yesterday. We tend to go through a lot of eggs around here – Chris makes amazing omelettes for breakfast, I love to bake, and a couple eggs make a quick and nutritious dinner for Evelyn when I’m strapped for time. I’m so happy to have […]


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. […]


Stress…Less

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 […]