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Rethinking our Birth Stories

C-Section or Natural – all deserve a “Job well done momma!” The average labor for a first time mother is 6.5 hours. The length of “hands-on” motherhood (birth till 18) is 157,248 hours. So why do many mothers allow their birthing experience to define their mothering journey? From a time perspective, the birth compared to […]

What Moms Really Need From Each Other

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson She entered my kitchen with tears flowing down her face. Her toddler had just thrown a tantrum and, after other well-meaning mothers had offered her some advice, she just felt at the end of […]

The Strange Paradox of Mommy-Time

“Just relax honey, that _(insert random household chore)_ can wait till later.” Yeah….right…just relax… How do you do that? I love my husband. He is an amazing father, provider and friend. He is the person that does the grocery shopping in our house, takes out the garbage, helps fold the laundry and fixes broken things. […]

Encouragment

Free Mommy Market blogger Laura Thomas has a great feature blog up on Simplehomeschool.net entitled Nurturing Your Child’s Potential. Check it out for inspiration and encouragement in this long journey known as motherhood!

One Chicken – Seven Days

We have been focusing on New Year’s resolutions. Today we wrap up our week on simplicity and transition to getting your financial life in order. This post covers both areas perfectly and deliciously! What could be simpler and more budget-friendly than making one chicken last seven days? But before I launch into the how, I should […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Top three comfort foods (in no particular order of preference): meatloaf, shepherd’s pie and chicken pot pie. All three are easy to make and stick-to-your ribs. I find the chicken pot pie a fantastic dish to throw together, even if I don’t have all the ingredients. You can easily substitute different veggies or even leave […]

Chicken Alfredo Sauce

This makes a heaping pan full of chicken alfredo sauce. More than enough to feed the family, have left-overs and then make White Chicken Pizza a few days later. If you are concerned with the amount of milk (I use 2%) or half-and-half, substitute some chicken stock for a portion of the reduced dairy. Low-fat […]