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06.24.2016

The Big Crib Transition, White Noise and a Fun Mommy Video

My daughter is sleeping. Should I be, too? Everyone says when the baby sleeps you sleep, right? I want to know how many moms actually do this. I use this time to do things around the house like laundry, write, or, eventually, eat something. We have also officially hit one of our first milestones. We have recently transitioned

06.22.2016

Summertime Asparagus Salad Recipe

I’m always looking for new summery side dishes to bring to picnics and BBQs, or just to enjoy with a weeknight meal at home. This summer salad is easy, healthy, and delicious. You can either toss the asparagus on the grill, or follow my stove top instructions below. Then, simply mix the asparagus with some fresh garden tomatoes and mozzarella, drizzle some balsamic glaze on […]

Nisa and Eleanor

06.20.2016

Hey, New Moms! What Do You Miss Most?

I’m sitting here, reminiscing about what life was like before a baby — thinking about all the Sunday afternoons I spent at breweries, spending money I probably didn’t have to begin with. Now, my Sundays involve sitting upstairs on a gorgeous day nursing an infant for the hundredth time. Lately, it’s been really hard not being able to leave the house. You kind of start to feel […]

06.17.2016

Good Morning! 11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

As followers of this blog well know, I love breakfast foods. And, it’s an important meal to get right, since a healthy breakfast can really jump-start your day, your metabolism and your energy. Breakfast is also one of the those meals that, unless it’s a lazy Sunday, we don’t tend to have that much time for. So, that means we have to be much more […]

06.15.2016

10 Cold Soup Recipes for Summer

On these hot summer days, I suggest pairing a fresh summer salad with one of the following cold soup recipes for lunch or dinner. Leave the oven off and instead whip up something cool and refreshing! One of my favorite cold summer soups is gazpacho. I blogged about this refreshing Gazpacho recipe for Parade Magazine (pictured above), which I suggest you try. Gazpacho is especially […]

06.13.2016

Inexpensive, DIY Home Decor Ideas

Spicing up any space in your home can be a bit of a challenge. When my husband and I first bought our home, we didn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on fancy furniture or nice decor, but we made do with what we could afford. My family gave us a not-so-glamorous couch, which I put a slip cover on, threw some nice […]

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06.10.2016

My Favorite Newborn and Postpartum Products So Far

As I watch my daughter in her swing, swaying back and forth, sleeping peacefully, a small smirk appears on her face. My dog snores loudly on the love seat, and I sit at the kitchen table sipping my much-needed coffee after a long night of feedings. At the moment, my boobs feel slightly full, and I’d rather live with the fullness and pump than wake […]

06.08.2016

Summery, Fruity Red Sangria Recipe

The weather is perfect for mixing up and enjoying a pitcher of this sparkling, summery sangria. It’s a refreshing drink that’s perfect for any summer gathering. And, really, you can add almost any fresh fruit you have on hand to the blend. For the mixture below, I used oranges and raspberries, which were definitely a winning combination.

06.06.2016

Simple Summertime Jungle Juice Recipe

Whether you’re gearing up for a big backyard BBQ or just looking to kick back with a fruity refreshment (with a kick), this jungle juice recipe mixes up the perfect, cool cupful for any summertime occasion.

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06.03.2016

We Welcomed a New Addition to the Kitchenability Family!

So, I had a baby. Her name is Eleanor. Many have said I am officially inducted into the crazy world of motherhood, which makes sense, since I pushed an 8-pound baby girl out of my who-ha! I also endured natural labor, made primitive sounds, and felt pain that I had never felt before. I went till about 8 ½ cm, then decided to get an epidural […]

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