Mama Cloth: a review

Mama Cloth: a review

My 13-year-old self would SO NOT have been okay with the idea of using reusable cloth menstrual pads. Periods are gross and we need to use bleached, disposable products to be clean. Right? Luckily, a few years into my teenagehood I came to my senses and started using a reusable menstrual cup. And here I […]

Giveaway! The Secret Mountain: 4 Books in review

Giveaway! The Secret Mountain: 4 Books in review

Four-year-old Babe is a lover of the arts. While she seems to detest jazz these days (Papa is a jazz musician and we think she might be rebelling), she just adores classical music (calls it ballet music) and of course, she loves books. So Sleep Softly: Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy, was not a […]

Raw Kale Salad

Raw Kale Salad

This recipe came together when there was still snow on the ground and we were desperate for summer. I bought loads of kale and asked friends on Facebook what they’d use it for. One woman, Rowan, suggested kale, parsley and cabbage salad. So thus is what I came up with. I’d have added lemon juice […]

Mixed Chicks kid's shampoo/ conditioner review

Mixed Chicks kid’s shampoo/ conditioner review

Babe is a curly girl. Her fine, blonde hair dreads overnight and has caused a little more stress than either of us would like. I, too, am a curly girl, but I wasn’t aware that I was all that different until 11 or 12 years old. Babe seems to feel it already at the age […]

Giveaway: Case Studio Custom Smartphone case + 25$ off (for all readers!)

Giveaway: Case Studio Custom Smartphone case + 25$ off (for all readers!)

I never thought I’d own a cellphone. Now that I’ve had one for over two years, I actually can’t imagine not having one. I don’t have a data plan and just “make do” with wireless,  which admittedly scares me, but is useful. The iPhone 4, which I still have, replaced the oldest, pinkest Samsung flip-phone […]

Mama's Chicken, pear, chickpea tajine--Easy and fast!

Mama’s Chicken, pear, chickpea tajine–Easy and fast!

I’m going to be honest. I don’t really know what tajine is. I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like. When my Moroccan friend posted on Facebook that she’d made a chicken and pear tajine and wrote a loose recipe on her page, I couldn’t help but use it as motivation to cook that […]

Review: Oops! I wish I had known this before-- The Parenting Handbook

Review: Oops! I wish I had known this before– The Parenting Handbook

One of the first things I remarked about OOPS! the Parenting Handbook: I Wish I Had Known This Before, was its size. It’s thin–100 pages long. A parenting book that a parent can actually find time to read. The second thing, the author who is  clearly well educated, doesn’t overwhelm us with big words. A […]

Limiting ourselves, limiting our kids (or how I stopped rocking Bug to sleep)

Limiting ourselves, limiting our kids (or how I stopped rocking Bug to sleep)

Every day we’re given the chance to start over. To be and do anything we want. I believe that it’s our limiting beliefs that hold us back from greatness. Once we start to tap into these ideas–that we are the ones in control of our own lives, we can start to recognize the way we […]