September 8, 2019

For my twin pregnancy, well into my second trimester, I had awful morning sickness. I ate copious amounts of chewy local organic sourdough, fruit, organic butter, good olive oil, salt, sparkling water and that was all I could handle. The Brewer diet it was not, but it...

August 31, 2019

It was raining and cold this morning. The leaves haven't quite turned yet, but it feels like it could be right around the corner. It's the perfect day to use the borrowed heat of the oven to warm up our space and perfume the air with a fragrant, sweet and spicy cake.

Th...

August 27, 2019

When out walking, it's usually one eye on my girls and one eye on the foliage - you never know what you might find! The other day, we were walking by the river where I noticed red clover, Trifolium pratense, part of the pea/legume family, Fabaceae, growing in abundance...

March 1, 2019

Throwback Thursday - this is by far my most popular post from my old gluten-free blog.  And, yes, Zoolander fans, this is definitely a mommy version of blue steel (ha ha), but I like it anyway. 

In preparing one's body for conscious conception, one of the biggest t...

February 21, 2019

This is such a touchy subject, but if I'm going to talk about preconception, then the question logically comes up.  What is my stance on ART?  This is actually a tangled mess of opinions that I've been sorting out for myself upon the realization that a lot of my opinio...

February 19, 2019

Before I began learning of the phases of the moon, it seemed to me that full moons only happened at night when I could see them.  My knowledge of astrology was also limited to the sun signs, so I would have been confused to have this moon referred to as a full moon in...

January 9, 2019

It may seem a bit soon to begin planning your garden, but spring will be upon us in no time and seed starting time is right around the corner.  If you've always wanted to begin a garden, but have felt you don't have enough yard space to make that happen, this could be...

December 19, 2018

Known for its hustle and bustle, diminishing sunlight and often unmet expectations around Christmas, the winter season can be a lonely and difficult time for many. For these reasons, it can be easy to overlook the simple gifts and beauty of winter. The winter months of...

December 2, 2018

Emerson Elle was born on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 9:38 pm weighing 6 lbs 9 oz.  I had a website back then in which I focused on gluten free, dairy free recipes and healthy living and I happened to post my birth story there, so I truly have the benefit of referring b...

November 26, 2018

How to Calm Anxiety

Life is hard! That’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the years.

No one has it easy. No matter how beautiful, put together, or relaxed someone appears on Instagram, guaranteed, they have difficult times in their life. We all struggle with fear of...

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