Nourishing Chocolate Shake

  My family occasionally request sweets. We usually have lack of sweet goodness in our house because the bulk of my cooking time is spent preparing nutrient dense meals (and most of the time I’m out of time for a dessert!). Now don’t get me wrong… I love dessert, especially a chocolaty one. I mean who doesn’t? But with EVERYTHING and I mean almost all desserts contain HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) and the recipes for homemade ones usually contain a load white sugar. Solution – think  nourishing chocolate shake! It can be tasty while at the same time nourishing and caring for our kids body. Yep, you heard me right. A chocolate shake can be nourishing and healthy! Thick, rich and just the right amount of sweetness, with NO sugar. Nope…..just naturally occurring sweetness from bananas and dates. Dates pack a punch of potassium, calcium, magnesium and other ... [read more]

Homemade Cream of Wheat

    So somehow when I blinked yesterday, my daughter went and grew up. Yep that's right. It literally happened in a blink of my eyes. Poof, grown up and ready for ballet class. I swear she was just a baby yesterday.   The saying "The days are long but the years are short" is resonating heavy on me today. Life keeps on moving on, no matter how many times I tell it to slow down, the sun keep sinking daily at an alarming rate. It's a fast-forward world we are living in, man.  As much as I try to drink it all in, savor the moments, love the right-now, it seems so fleeting. Can you tell the mama hormones are raging today? I blame it on the nursing hormones. Dang you nursing hormones! But really some-days I forget to bask in the moments and get caught up in cooking, cleaning messes and feeding animals (and children too). Fellow mamas don't forget ... [read more]

A Day in My Shoes

  A few fellow bloggers and I decided to show you a day in our shoes on our homestead.  Enjoy looking through all of our videos and ... [read more]

Homemade Vanilla Granola

My little sister is visiting this week and she's requesting cereal! Hmmm...we don't normally eat cereal and my kids aren't yet old enough to ask for ... [read more]

Homemade Farmhouse Waffles

Summer has already started to be crazy around here...plenty of things on the to-do list and not enough time to do them all. I've started to streamline ... [read more]

Sore-Nipple Salve

So my friend's daughter just had her 1st baby and is experiencing what all us breastfeeding moms know alllll about. Sore nipples. Yep I said it, ... [read more]