Making the Best of Your Child’s Sick Day

Today, I was just hanging out with Emerson, my three-year-old daughter…when I slowly came to the dismal realization that she was sick.  Luckily, not the knock down, drag-out battle of the flu (yet, anyway!), but she was on that  dreaded downward path to feeling pretty crummy.  First the cough, then the chills, then the sleepiness, then—the fever.  And, in the middle of doing…

Easy Freezer Breakfast: Steel-cut Oatmeal

Hello!  Today, I am so excited to share my morning breakfast hack for one of my all-time favorite breakfasts: Homemade Steel-cut oatmeal.  Previously, I would wait until the mood (or hunger pain) struck— making my oatmeal from scratch that same morning.  This was time-consuming (30 minutes on the stove pre-microwave pressure cooker and about 15 post-microwave pressure cooker).  By the time my oatmeal was…

How to Save a Ton on Everyday Purchases, No Coupons Required!

Not a Coupon Clipper? No problem. I’ll be the first to admit that I LOVE to save money (who doesn’t?!) but will never be a coupon queen, no matter how hard I try. I’ve read all the inspirational pieces on feeding my family for under $50 a week or decreasing my food bill by over $500 a month using coupons–and after each…