Weekly Mean Plan 2 and Recap of Week 1 of Whole30 ...

Dec 2, 2012 by

Well, Week 1 is in the books and after a week of what can only be described as the worst PMS ever, I am finally turning a corner. The cravings are mostly gone – at least for ALL! THE! THINGS! I didn’t realize how often I’d just pick up one of the kids snacks and pop it in my mouth until I had to NOT do it. Last week, I wanted to...

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Review of The Paleo Parent’s Eat Like A Dino...

Mar 25, 2012 by

One of the hardest things I deal with on a daily basis is my kids being different – set apart – by their peers by the food they eat. Charlotte’s old enough to understand why she eats the way she does. If you ask her, she’ll reply that she was really sick with asthma and that eating this way makes her feel better. Sawyer,...

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Get Stoked to Pack Lunches!

Jul 5, 2011 by

Since my husband and both kids are gluten-intolerant, packing lunches and snacks is a part of our every day life. I often look to Primal Kitchen’s site for inspiration when I’m starting to worry that my kids will revolt if I pack one more ham & cheese roll-up. I am so thrilled she was willing to post some tips and tricks for...

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Tips on Traveling on Day Trips with Gluten-Free Ki...

May 26, 2011 by

I cried the day I found out that my children were gluten-intolerant like their father.  I grieved for the childhood I perceived they’d be missing out on – chasing the ice cream man for a cone, pizza at sleepovers with girlfriends, beer with the guys as my son grew into a man. I saw all the things they couldn’t have and I was sad...

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Perfect Storm

Oct 26, 2010 by

Let’s just set the scene: Daycare is closed this week, Mike is working 12-14 hours days, I have looming deadlines and two children who apparently want food and stuff. Weather is total crap, hurricane-winds, tornado warnings, rain. My oven broke. Basically, it’s the end of days. I so badly want to dive into the cookies Rougie sent me. I...

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A Sacred Time

Oct 25, 2010 by

Despite being in fairly decent shape, my first 5K caused some stiffness and soreness in my legs yesterday. Which means of course it was a perfect day to attend a three-year old’s birthday party at a bounce house during naptime while my football game sat unwatched on my 55-in LED TV. Yeah, I was as excited as I sound. The party actually went...

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Up and Running

Oct 22, 2010 by

I’d like to thank everyone who has followed me here. I’ve imported both blogs from Modern Matriarch as well as Primal Matriarch. Even all of your comments remain.  I’ve also spent entirely too much time re-categorizing and labeling all the old posts, so it should be navigable easily. This site is functional but not fully...

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Edvard Munch had a Two-Year Old

Oct 20, 2010 by

You know this painting? I’ve decided he must have had a two-year old son who decided dinner time was Scream Like a Gorram Lunatic Time. Operation: The Kids Eat What We Eat is going well. And by “well” I mean “someone get me a shot of vodka so I can pour it directly in my eye for the fastest way to Happy ...

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On Knowing

Oct 18, 2010 by

This morning I went over and visited my friend and her new 2-week old baby. I get the text that went into labor with her third boy and then a few hours later, I get another text: “Surprise. We had a girl!” So I brought her a bunch of baby girl clothes knowing that as thrilled as they were, they weren’t prepared. I held the tiny...

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Lucky Bitch

Oct 17, 2010 by

Next Sunday, I’m crawling under the kitchen table and...

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Jersey boy. Alternately titled: life with my toddl...

Oct 15, 2010 by

Scene: I was making dinner and the children were fighting, as usual. I watched Sawyer hit Charlotte and miss, and he fell forward onto the couch. No damage was done, except to his pride. He came running to me, tearfully. I, of course, being the awesome mom I am, grabbed my iPhone. Him: MOM-AAA. Momma! Hey Momma!Me: Yes, baby? Him: Wook! I gotta...

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Vitamin D

Oct 15, 2010 by

I know a lot of you who read me here also read my other “mommy” blog, but I have a post up that will likely interest you all as well. I look forward to you comments! Helping Her Fight: Vitamin D Levels and Childhood Asthma.

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Helping her Fight: Vitamin D Levels and Childhood ...

Oct 15, 2010 by

You all know Charlotte has asthma and as much as it sucks, we’re trying out  best to deal with it. Along with traditional medications, I’ve been researching a lot of homeopathic and dietary changes that have been researched and proven to help children with respiratory issues and immune system issues. My kids have basically been...

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No one expects the Spanish Inquisition

Oct 14, 2010 by

It’s our own fault, really. I can only blame myself. Somehow, the kids have been eating separate dinners than us forever. I try to make them well-balanced and nurtitious, and they always have a veggie and fruit, but often I’d end up giving them what they requested, usually peanut butter and jelly or some other tradtional kid fare. It...

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How to Embarrass a Kid Working at McDonald’s.

Oct 13, 2010 by

“Hi, I’d like a medium coffee please with cream and sugar-free vanilla syrup.” I say into the microphone at the drive-up McDonald’s. “So you want a number 6?” “Um, no. I just want a medium coffee with cream and sugar-free vanilla syrup.” “How many squirts?” “Squirts? Of...

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Oct 7, 2010 by

I don’t have a newborn or a crazy commute. My kids both sleep through the night 80% of the time. I get to bed around 11 pm and wake up around 6 am for Crossfit. Sometimes, I “sleep in” till 7 and get up with the kids and catch the 9 am Crossfit. Typically, I get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. My job is stressful, sure. But I...

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How to Keep a Toddler Still

Oct 6, 2010 by

I mentioned that Charlotte plays her DS during her 20-minute nebulizer treatments she gets twice a day. She gets two medicines right now – Pulmicort and Albuterol. She only needs the Abluterol when she’s in an active asthma phase – like during a cold or getting over one – when he lungs are rumbly and wheezy. When things get...

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A letter to be read

Oct 5, 2010 by

Dear Charlotte and Sawyer, I am writing you this letter because there are things I need to say – right now, at this very minute – that I want to capture. Things you need to know. This past weekend in Momma’s home state a young man named Tyler took his life. He killed himself because he was gay and two atrocious people did...

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Can it be too much?

Oct 4, 2010 by

My daughter is four (AND A HALF!). She has an iPhone, a Nintendo DS, a portable DVD player, and Mike was working on building her a computer from spare parts this weekend. Now, all of these electronics are hand-me-downs. When Mike got his new phone, I took his 16G iPhone and we removed the sim card and gave Charlotte the 8G one with a bunch of kid...

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