Family

Fashion Series: Summer, part 2. (Rompers and Maxi Dresses)

Rompers are my second boyfriend. They’re just so comfy and cool, and they are totally IN right now. They’re what I’ll be wearing this summer when I’m not at the pool or going out in my heels and my hubby’s classic ’69 Ford. Actually scratch that. I’ll for sure be wearing them then. Because, what’s… read more

Adoption: An Important Update

This update is long overdue, and honestly, so is my heart in this adoption process. I feel like a pregnant woman about 2 years past her due date at this point. Who knew it takes til kingdom come, to get all the stuff done??? Things were moving along so quickly at the beginning, I gotta… read more

Blueberries, Bananas, and Baby’s First Birthday Cake.

I’m a little late in posting this, but many of you have requested the recipe for the birthday cake I made for my baby who turned one, last week. It’s always so much fun for me to come up with a cake that fits my child’s personality and stage in their life. I knew this… read more

This One Year.

Sweet baby boy, How can it be a year since you came, face and fist, and eyes searching for your Mama’s? How can it be that you have been in my arms for this long and yet it feels like yesterday when I first held you? A year since you did somersaults in my belly, and flipped face down,… read more

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.

Now that school is out for most of us, it’s time for long days at the park, late nights, and pool parties. Time for bare feet running through the sprinklers, fresh peas out of the garden and all the wonderful things that summer brings. Unfortunately that also means it’s ice cream, hot dog, and popsicle season. Don’t… read more

Hippy Mamas and Heavenly Baby Wipes.

I’ve been wanting to make my own baby wipes since kingdom come. Or at least since I started having babies, five years ago! I remember my Mom making her own (yeah, she was cool like that!) when my youngest siblings were babies. Something about the smell or the feel or the way the lightly scented… read more

A Letter to Thee Ole 2013.

Dear Two Thousand Thirteen, It’s been real. It’s beeen good and bad and hard and wonderful. And I would like to take this time to say…”thank you.” (I guess??) FIRST… You started out with a bang, when my huzbun and I discovered the “happy little surprise” of another baby being added to our family! Yeah. A bit reckless, perhaps, but you proved yourself pretty epic right from… read more

The Chaotic. And a Few Things I know.

It’s been a bit chaotic around here. Baby boy’s been squealing from bellyaches, Beanstalk’s been asking “why” and I’ve been jostling and juggling and answering questions. I’ve been chopping veggies, packing lunches, and buttoning up princess dresses with one hand, bouncing baby in the other….Holding and swaddling, explaining and swaying. I’ve been returning phone calls, taking orders, and… read more

The Hot Vegan: A Spicy Pumpkin Latte

Now that it’s officially fall, and I’ve officially had my baby, I’ve officially started drinking. I’ve officially started consuming all manner of liquids. Especially hot ones. Like hot cocoa. Hot apple cider. Hot tea. Hot wine… Um. Hot wine, Ruthie? Well, it could be hot. So it counts, right? And it warms a person’s innards. So…there ya go! (I knew it… read more