Child Care

God-Mother to the Rescue

A few weeks ago, late one Saturday night, I had a mini breakdown.  I was beyond tired and totally exhausted.  Vivian was only five weeks old, and I was feeling like every day was just about survival.  I didn’t like the fact that I wasn’t able to slow down and enjoy the journey of motherhood. […]


The Best $1 I Spent All Week

Evelyn hasn’t taken a nap in nearly two years.  When she fist gave up this most important of rituals, I was devastated.  I treasured those couple hours to myself every afternoon.  But, my mom made me feel better when she gently reminded me that everyone needs a little quiet time every day.  I shouldn’t personally […]


ENOUGH of the Mommy Wars. Please?

By now just about everyone and her mother has weighed in on the controversial TIME Magazine cover.  I figured I might as well toss in my two cents for whatever it may be worth. At first, I wasn’t particularly bothered by the cover.  While I have no intention of breastfeeding my 4 year old, I […]


Tiny Tummy Troubles

Poor little Vivian! She struggles a bit with tummy troubles, and her tears and frustrated expressions break my heart.  I think she has sensitivities to some of the foods I eat, so I’m trying my best to avoid things that I think might be causing her distress.  So far I’ve figured out that Brussels sprouts […]


My New Favorite Nursing Bra

As I have written about before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for myself and my family.  While it can take a few weeks for mom and baby to get the hang of it, once a routine is established breastfeeding is wonderfully easy and convenient.  I am so grateful it has worked out for […]


What To Expect + GIVEAWAY!

Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned during the course of my life is to always pay attention to my intuition.  The times when I’ve been the most unhappy are the times when I ignored the little voice inside.  A woman’s intuition is never wrong, and this is especially true for mothers. In general, I’m […]


Gone Fishin’

Since Vivian was born six weeks ago we’ve been spending a little more time inside.  I try to plan a fun activity every morning, but sometimes by the afternoon my energy is spent and I don’t feel like venturing out.  I’ve been brainstorming quiet activities to do with Evie and Mack, and last week I […]


Chris’ Carrot Cupcakes

I think I was a Homemade Mother long before I was a mother.  I’ve always been borderline obsessed with taking care of our planet, and my independent streak has always pushed me to do things on my own.  I even made my own wedding cake – it just didn’t seem right to pay too much […]


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 […]


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 […]


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