Published by: Chris Stephens

Page 16 of 17

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

By: , May 15th, 2015. Posted in: Recipes

The most sweet-tangy-gooey-crunchy Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp you've ever tasted!

I grew up in the Midwest, so rhubarb is a vegetable I’m very familiar with (although I didn’t know it was a vegetable until doing research for this post.)  You …

read more

5 Gifts to Show Mom You Care on Mother’s Day

By: , May 8th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

A list to help you find your best gift idea.

Mother’s Day is the one day per year that moms all over the world are recognized for all they do.  While a tangible gift is not always necessary to …

read more

Cesarean: Just Another C-Word

By: , April 22nd, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

Challenging the taboo of c-section births.

Today is my nineteenth day of healing from my second c-section surgery.  I am mentally feeling more like myself and the wound in my abdomen has become tolerable without pain medication.  I still …

read more

Cream of Cabbage Soup

By: , April 17th, 2015. Posted in: Recipes

A childhood favorite.

When I was a child, my mom used to make this soup.  I’m sure she probably started making it because the ingredients were cheap and easy to find, but she …

read more

Diaper Quest – Where to Buy Diapers and Wipes

By: , April 8th, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

A detailed cost analysis on the best places to buy diapers and wipes.

To follow up on my post about switching to disposable diapers, I did some of my own research on the best places to buy …

read more

Blueberry Quick Bread in Mini Loaves

By: , April 3rd, 2015. Posted in: Recipes

A moist and delicious blueberry quick bread recipe baked in mini loaf pans for the whole family to enjoy.

This easy blueberry quick bread recipe is great for a weekend breakfast with the family.  What I love most is how quickly I can whip up a batch, because it only …

read more

Toddler Night Waking

By: , March 26th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Instructions Not Included

Even if you don’t have children, most people have heard about the inevitable parental sleep deprivation that goes along with the first year of a child’s life.  Before you become a new …

read more

Chopped Chicken Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing

By: , March 20th, 2015. Posted in: Recipes

A wonderfully crunchy Thai Chicken Salad recipe with complex flavor.

I came up with this recipe when I was eight months pregnant with my daughter (because I couldn’t get the idea out of my head).  Cravings are strange, aren’t they? …

read more

From Cloth to Disposable Diapers

By: , March 18th, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

For you, cloth vs. disposable diapers may be a hard and fast decision.

You may have already made up your mind about whether to diaper your precious little one in cloth or disposables.  At least, that’s the way it was for us, until we …

read more

5 Glaring Differences Between a First and Second Pregnancy

By: , March 10th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

Observations of a second time pregnant mama.

As happy as I look in these photos, and I am happy…very happy…I am not a person who loves being pregnant.  Not at all.  Aside from how cool it is …

read more