Seeing the Forest Through the Trees?

I had such big plans for this year.  The kids entering full day school was going to be my window of opportunity to really push and start up the new career that had started here.  I was going to take on more teaching and talking engagements, design and launch a new site, develop a huge […]

What Now Mama?

Today is day 12 of my kids being in full day school.  I have been ‘released’ from my duties of being a full time mom.  There are now 6 ½ hours a day that the kids are in school.  6 ½ hrs to get things done.  6 ½ hours!!! 6 ½ hours to tackle this […]

#RealMamaLife June’s Chaos

Am I delusional? I must be delusional to think I can do all the stuff that I sign up for.  I am delusional to think that someone can keep sane with this many balls in the air.  Let’s face it, I have truly, irrevocably, ambitiously, insanely, signed on for a REAL #RealMamaLife and lost all […]

Real Mama Life = Humiliation

In the on-going struggle to reclaim my health after years of illness with an auto-immune disease I am now subject to this kind of humiliation….apparently best served by the deft hands of my children. My doctor has sent me for ‘stool testing’ (bare with me, it gets worse) to be collected at home (thank god) […]

My Face Lives a Real Mama Life

The realities of motherhood can hit you like a cement head to your nose. and in my case, breaking it in two places We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.  

Can’t Have Nuttin’ Nice if You’re Living a Real Mama Life

My mom’s (or should I say ‘Momma’) family is all from the Southern US.  I have a gaggle of aunts, uncles and cousins strewn about North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  You might remember me mentioning our house in the mountains of NC here, here, and here. One summer when I was about 11 […]

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

Even though my household is slowly moving toward a mostly Paleo diet we are struggling with breakfast for the kids.  I can happily eat dinner leftovers but the kids are fond of breakfast foods…..and don’t want eggs everyday.  I have been making huge batches of low-grain granola that is eaten with either almond milk or […]

Vapour Rub

Have you ever watched that show My Strange Addiction?  Yeah me neither…..but did you see the one episode where the woman would eat tubs of Vick’s Vapor Rub?  She said that she loved the smell so much that she had to eat it……..I guess it makes more sense than eating the stuffing out of throw […]

Salad Nicoise

With babies, there is a period in between spoon feeding puree foods and efficient finger food eating that is particularly troublesome.  It is usually during this period that the little nuggets figure out that throwing food on the floor is fun….this I loathed.  I hated that all the effort I had made to feed them […]

Self Regulation

I finally calapsed under the family pressure to get the stomach flu/bug this household has been dealing with this week. I heard all the cool kids are doing it so I had to take a serious look at myself and decide “am I really too cool for this?” the answer was a resounding “NO!!”. As […]