Head Lice Repellant

YAY!!!  Another thing to bring home from school!!  If it isn’t the endless list of colds, viruses and illnesses, the pockets full of wood chips or sand to clog the washing machine, the bags full of unfinished art, it’s the dreaded note that YOU have a child with head lice!! OH the shame….. Here are […]

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) […]

Tomato, Capers, and Olives ‘Pasta’

Remember this recipe for zucchini noodles? The point of that recipe was for this kind of recipe to follow…… I love olives….mostly I love kalamata olives.  I know in the olive world this is the most common and but a small portion of the many to choose from. I do like others but kalamatas are […]

Chocolate Salty Balls

I am more of a savory girl than a sweet…..(all puns intended) but there is a certain time of the month that sweet is needed.  Maybe I crave sweets in some attempt to replace the sweet part of me that goes missing around the same time I start to crave it…..maybe in every life a […]

Real Mama Life: Mother’s Day

This Mothers Day was a mixed bag.  The good, the better, and the ugly. The Good Mother’s Day flowers The Better Bea made this.  I got teary The Ugly And the wind did this…. We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.

Zucchini Noodle – A Paleo Staple

Ready to be added to sauce OH what a steep learning curve this going grain free is.  There have been some serious challenges to keeping it up….the biggest being that I am a mom that signs up/volunteers/says yes and takes on more than I should.  I can actually hear Big Daddy’s eyes roll as I […]

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 […]

Tuna Salad Boats

I wish the weather would finally decide weather it is going to be winter or spring (see what I did there?)  This year the seasons have felt particularly weird.  More and more of us are getting sick as the temperature fluctuates 10-12 degrees in one afternoon.  Yes I know that temperature or wet hair in […]

Where to be on Sunday

The place to be on Sunday   I’ll be there sitting with Jax at the Gluten Free Ontario Table (cause she’s cool like that) See you there!!