Topic: food

Awesome Tips For Creating Meals For Your Family From A Mom Who Knows

Awesome Tips For Creating Meals For Your Family From A Mom Who Knows

I’ve been a mom for almost 18 years. Typing that out is so scary! 18 years. That is old enough (well, hopefully not yet) for my oldest human to go have humans of his own. And I can remember the first time I had one of these humans and tried to figure out how to feed them. I went from being on my own and constructing amazing meals from ramen noodles and half a snack sized bag of stale Cheetos to creating food for my people that is nutritious and satisfying. Here are some things I have learned along the way about how to feed a family. More »

Feeding Your Child A Cookie Should Never Be Called Child Abuse

Feeding Your Child A Cookie Should Never Be Called Child Abuse

I love eating healthy. Nowadays, I may fall into the category of a #cleaneating mom because I have had to change my child’s diet dramatically in order to control his allergies and eczema. Even though I prepare elaborate whole food meals and take Spirulina supplements like a devoted granola mom, I’m still human. I still love to binge on Cheetos about once a week, and I try my hardest not to judge other normal humans who also eat whatever they damn well please. I’m talking processed foods. More »

Why I Make My Own Baby Food

Why I Make My Own Baby Food

This morning The New York Times has an article about parents making their own baby food and how that is negatively affecting the baby food industry. I was interviewed for the piece, which mentions that sales of baby food have been on the decline since 2005. This was a surprise to me, considering every time I go online or to a grocery store there seems to be some new food product or baby food delivery mechanism. And I buy some of them! But I also make my own baby food. Here’s why. More »

15 Super Disgusting Hot Dog “Creations” Your Kids Will LOVE

15 Super Disgusting Hot Dog "Creations" Your Kids Will LOVE

As I wade through the tides of Pinterest, I often come across strange crafts and recipes targeted to idiot kids. I’m not judging because I have two idiot kids of my own, and they like the silliest stuff. As luck would have it, my oldest son is just coming to the toddler age where he absolutely loves nasty junk for dinner—macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs. More »

Busy Mom’s Cooking Hacks: 5 Yummy Microwave Meals That Aren’t Disgusting In The Least

Busy Mom's Cooking Hacks: 5 Yummy Microwave Meals That Aren't Disgusting In The Least

Please do not laugh in my face when I tell you that I oft use my microwave to cook. Yes, I use my microwave for its intended purpose, like every other schmuck on planet Earth, which is to heat up cold pizza until it is boiling hot and burns the roof of my mouth. I also use my microwave as a gourmet time warp oven that will expediently deliver a once-complicated dish right to my face. More »