Posts by Maureen

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Homemade Coconut Almond (Lactation) Granola Bars

When Ben was first born two and a half months ago I prepared a simple batch of no-bake lactation cookies.  With ingredients like oats, flax seeds and brewer’s yeast, they were a natural way for my body to keep up with the needs of a hungry baby. When I went to make a second batch, […]


In Defense of Pink Legos

Lately it seems like I’ve been reading a lot of huffs and puffs about “girl” Legos.  The ones that are pink and purple.  The ones that provide instructions on how to build a dune buggy or hair salon.  Apparently, lots of people are upset about this. And I can’t figure out why. Until we discovered […]


Summer Supper: Poblano and Onion Hot Dogs

We got our first taste of summer weather this weekend.  Sunny skies and temps comfortably in the 80s.  Ahhhhh!  Love it! To kick off what we hope to be a long summer season, we enjoyed some classic summer fare: hot dogs.  I don’t usually eat hot dogs – they’ve always seemed a bit sketchy, and […]


Screen Free Week

Evie and Mack’s school declared last week “Screen Free Week”.  While it would be easy to roll my eyes at this suggestion and continue as usual in our house (1-2 cartoons a day), I decided to embrace the plan. Ever since baby Ben was born 9 weeks ago I’ve gotten a little lazy about limiting […]


GIVEAWAY! Gift Card from Milk Nursingwear!!

A few days ago I wrote about my new nursing dress from Milk Nursingwear. Not only is it cute and comfy, but it allows me to comfortably nurse little Ben anywhere. It is perfect, and I’ll continue wearing it long after Ben has moved on to “big people” food. Milk Nursingwear has very generously offered […]


Milk Nursingwear Tiered Ruffle Dress

I love breastfeeding. It is a choice that works for me and my family, and the many benefits extend beyond my baby’s health. Breastfeeding is convenient, easy and free.  My life is easier because my baby’s food is always ready to serve. For me, the hardest thing about breastfeeding is finding cooperative clothing.  For the […]


Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chris celebrated his birthday last weekend.  In our house, birthdays are a big deal for the kids.  I love how, at their ages, little things make them so happy.  They don’t need fancy gifts or exotic vacations.  They are simply happy to have an excuse to make cake and eat it! This year, Vivian helped […]


Homemade Mother of the Week: Cara Belvin, founder of empowerHER

This post is the 16th in the series “Homemade Mother of the Week.” If you know a woman who is thoughtfully sharing her passion for the planet, families or the well-being of others, please nominate her for this special recognition.  Send an email with all the details to maureen@homemademothering.com This week I am so honored to introduce you […]


Earth Day!

It is Earth Day! As a Homemade Mother, I consider April 22 to be a very special day for our family.  This day gives us a chance to reflect on our stewardship of the planet, and I always take some time to think of new ways we can better serve our planet and Mother Nature. […]


Tired. So, So Tired.

Ever since we brought Ben home six weeks ago, friends and family have all asked me the same question: “How are you doing?” The short answer? “I’m doing great, but I’m really tired.”  Ben wakes up every 2-3 hours, and at least one of his nighttime feedings lasts at least an hour.  And, with three […]