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3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I love providing my family with nutritious, delicious meals, taking charge of our health and diet, and saving money on dining out. That said, my hatred for thinking about, making, and cleaning up those meals near trumps the things I love. Dinner is a daily struggle at the Cleveland [...]
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Winning Food Battles With Picky Eaters

Winning Food Battles With Picky Eaters

We want our kids to have healthy appetites and attitudes about healthy food. One of the most frustrating parenting concerns with kids seems to be the picky eaters! We can’t force feed them, we don’t want them to starve, we don’t want them eating unhealthy junk food or turning mealtime into a war zone. Just [...]
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Pumpkin Muffins that Brought the Boys to the Door

Pumpkin Muffins that Brought the Boys to the Door

Fall is here...or getting nearer every minute. I loved fall when my kids were littles. We would find trails to hike, parks to play at, pumpkin patches to run in, and, most importantly, muffins to make. The muffins were for us but they fed our neighbor boys who always knew when I made them and [...]
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Tears in My Wine and Cabbage in My Bra: How I Survived Weaning Cold Turkey

Tears in My Wine and Cabbage in My Bra: How I Survived Weaning Cold Turkey

I Was Bamboozled I’ve been lucky in terms of my breastfeeding journey. As self-deprecating as it may sound, there is a self-dialogue that says, “mama, you may have had this coming” in my head, because I’ve known so many stories to be much different than mine. So, I write cautiously, but also with courage. I’ve [...]
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family friendly breweries

Guide to Family-Friendly Breweries in Northern Colorado

This guide to family-friendly breweries is brought to you by Brian Franzen with Your Equity Real Estate. Wondering if any local breweries are actually family friendly? Well, wonder no more! Our guide to family-friendly breweries in Northern Colorado has info on everything from highchairs and changing tables to kid-friendly features and the best times for [...]
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kitchen hacks

5 Kitchen Hacks that I (a Frazzled Mom) Actually Use

I tend to have an on-again/off-again relationship with my kitchen. Sometimes I’m totally into the meal-planning and the chopping and the baking and I can totally relate to one of those rustic-chic signs that says, “The Secret Ingredient in this Kitchen is Love!” But other times I’m burnt out (pun intended) on the tedium and [...]
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