The Completely Long-winded Baby Registry Checklist

The Completely Long-winded Baby Registry Checklist

You’re expecting. YAY! Getting prepared for baby’s arrival is mostly exciting and a tad overwhelming, filled with decorating the nursery, reading all those “what to expect” books (or not reading them), and mentally wrapping your mind around what parenthood will bring. But you know what you can’t prepare for? Getting a heck of a lot of […]

Whole-Wheat Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole-Wheat Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sometimes, I wake up wanting chocolate. Dark chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate. These real-food muffins make chocolate for breakfast perfectly acceptable. Typically, when I think of muffins, I think: cupcakes for breakfast. And it’s true, most muffin recipes call for just as much sugar, if not more, than cupcakes drowned in frosting. I’m not sure about you, but […]

Your Child is Not a Machine.

Your Child is Not a Machine.

There was nothing extraordinary about last night. The lights in the nursery were dimmed; Bennett had a warm bath; and he snuggled up to my chest to nurse before bed. This was typical. This was routine. My husband lied on the floor next to the crib, waiting to burp him halfway through his feeding. Salmon was […]

Cajun Alfredo with Chicken

Cajun Alfredo with Chicken

In honor of launching the revamped version of my blog, I thought heck, let’s kick things off with a meal that also has a kick! If you’re a fan of Alfredo, you’re going to love my husband’s twist on Lisa Leake’s Cajun Alfredo with Shrimp from her cookbook–our all-time favorite–100 Days of Real Food. This […]