Poaching, Simmering, Boiling – your guide to hot liquids.

Many the recipe for simple foods as well as complex has listed “bring to a boil, then simmer” or something similar. But what exactly do these mean?


How to Make Brussels Sprouts That Aren’t Disgusting

I had always heard that brussels sprouts are nasty. From basically, well, everyone. Friends, cookbooks and TV — and TV never lies, right? Surely they can’t be THAT bad, right?

Nestlé Boycott: About the Chocolate

A lot of people within natural, “AP” circles tend to boycott Nestlé… or hear a lot that others do. In 1887 when Henri Nestlé made his infant formula mixture to ‘save the life’ of a neighbor’s baby whose mother was ill and unable to breastfeed, I don’t think he expected that in a century, his […]

The Picture Guide to Car Seat Safety

I’ve written a ton about car seat safety. Many people do. This device is the only device you absolutely have to buy for a baby or your child can die. You can rig random things to function as child-proofing at home or pick up things from a garage sale, but when it comes to your […]

Giveaway: Signed copy of “Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother”

If you have a toddler or preschooler and are pregnant or trying to be, this book is an absolute-must! In Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother by Mark Repkin, brand-new big sister Jenna has a lot of questions about her new baby brother, like “Why can’t he use a sippy cup?” and frustration over how much […]

Food Friday: Italian Sausage Soup

It’s been a slow week around these parts, but as promised, here’s some food for your Friday! Super easy, minimal effort, one pot soup with lots of flavor. I based it off of Olive Garden’s recipe for their Italian Sausage soup, but mine was pretty darned tasty. The only differences are minor, such as I […]

Guest Post: Jesus Would Be a Gentle Parent

I am incredibly happy to bring to you guys a guest post from Modern Alternative Mama‘s own Kate! We’ll have our own guest post on her blog soon, so go follow her blog so you don’t miss anything from us as well. ___________________________________________ Now, I say that because I am a mom who is both […]