Of The White House Cookbook, you may have noticed a peculiar list of kitchen “must haves” that includes an ash bucket, step ladder and coal shovel, plus a collection of cake recipes with no baking times or temperatures. This may seem like an oversight at first, but when you take your kids on a tour of President Andrew Jackson’s 200 year old plantation, it will click. Continue ReadingRead More »
Hearing a child shout “What’s the PASSWORD?!?” while trying to unclog a paper filled toilet? Also funny.
Babysomnia? NOT FUNNY. As all moms know, there comes a point where the dream of flowers and chocolates is tossed aside for a comfy pillow and – if our spouse can make it happen – the gift of two hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Okay, one hour.
Maybe even thirty minutes. Romance isn’t dead, folks. Continue ReadingRead More »
Tousle your hair playfully and send goosebumps up your spine after one sip, but if you loved York Peppermint Patties growing up I’ve got just the thing for you.
Cool, refreshing, and delightfully free of questionable additives like PGPR and fake flavorings, this chocolate peppermint superfood smoothie is a nutrient-dense way to fuel your day. Continue ReadingRead More »
Clutching that coffee mug for dear life. The expression on your face tells me that:
A) Your little one decided to wake you up at 3am to inform you that she’d changed her favorite color from green to purple
B) Your other little one decided to give you a makeover when you fell asleep sitting up – hello chunky bangs!
C) You just found out what happened to the remote and now you wish there was a way to tether it to the coffee table
D) All of the above Continue ReadingRead More »
The only job where you can sit at the kitchen table, nurse the baby, and supervise breakfast while getting credit for teaching home economics. Sure, there are downsides, like when your four year-old corrects your latin and the baby tries to eat the lesson plan, but you’ve got a good thing going and you know it.
For example, how else can you justify a creative whim as a class project? You get a beautiful, fresh arrangement to inspire you as the fall/winter landscape fades to brown, and the kids learn about botany, geology, and ecology. Continue ReadingRead More »
If the problem disappears like a bad dream in the morning, it could be growing pains. About 25-40% of children will suffer from growing pains at one point or another, usually between the ages of three and twelve. (source) And obviously parents suffer, too, because, um, sleep deprivation! Continue ReadingRead More »
Then you’re going to love everything about this sugar cookie body scrub recipe: The ease of making it, the aroma of warm vanilla in a steamy shower, and of course the smooth, polished skin. Continue ReadingRead More »
Full of your early morning favorites and a cup of coffee, and on your left there’s a snooze button with 120 minutes on the clock. You can have the breakfast or the sleep, but you can’t have both. What do you do? Continue ReadingRead More »