Real Family Food by Amanda Haas

Ok, this is an absolutely incredible cookbook for the family and I have to share it with you. I am not being paid to say this, I am just in love with this book!

I subscribe to Amanda Haas’ online menu planner called One Family One Meal and I really like it. It gives me fresh ideas for affordable, healthy, varied, whole-family-friendly meals. In fact, last year I blogged about it in a post detailing how I was failing the housewife olympics (hahahaha) see here. read more

Valentines surprise

from Mer Mag

I was fairly excited to drop-off the big boy today at school because it is Valentine’s Day. He picked out some cute valentines cards at Target and he signed each one by himself. His classroom was all excitement with bustling mamas everywhere. Tables were covered with pink & red hearts and decorations. I asked where I should put our Valentines and the teacher instructed me to put my bag “over there on that table…with all the other bags.” Umm. What bag? We just have this tiny stack of two inch cards. Wait, weren’t we given a mandate to not bring candy? read more