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Health Care and Midterm Election Day

Health Care and Midterm Election Day

Interestingly, health care is the most highly searched topic in Iowa this week – the week leading up to the Midterm Elections. While our President and Fox News have done a bang up job of making immigrant caravans sound like a clear and present danger […]

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

This Vegan Pumpkin Pie is so freakin healthy that I sometimes send it as the main dish in my kids’ lunch bags – which means that they show up in the lunch room with DESSERT FOR LUNCH. Their friends probably think we’re the weirdest, coolest […]

A Healthy Cookie Dough Recipe

A Healthy Cookie Dough Recipe

I made chocolate chip (chunk) cookie dough. That tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough. IT TASTES LIKE REAL, SUGARY, DELICIOUS COOKIE DOUGH. But I made it without sugar. Without eggs. Without salt. Without anything unhealthy. In fact… It’s NUTRITIOUS AF. Yeah, dude. These cookie dough […]

Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion

Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion

Not too long ago, Lulu and I were discussing the current state of women’s health care (yeah, dude, some deep stuff goes down at our kitchen table) and she asked me to explain what is it to be “pro-life”. “If you aren’t ‘pro-life,’” she asked  […]

OshKosh Pineapple Salsa

OshKosh Pineapple Salsa

While in Oshkosh, visiting Ry’s sister, Ang (+ tribe), I discovered that I actually like raw onion. At least, I like it raw in this particular salsa. Ang made it based on a recipe she found in the NYT recipe section. I got home and […]

Best Ever Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Best Ever Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Last night, my 4 year old nephew, H, had his first slumber party (away from his parents) – and we had the honor of hosting! We played in the garden and with our bearded dragon. We went creature hunting and found banana slugs and spiders […]

Letters to Younger Dumber Me: On Sleep

Letters to Younger Dumber Me: On Sleep

With the recent influx of babies our tribe has experienced, I find myself thinking about what advice I’d give younger, dumber, new-parent me on a variety of topics. I’m not sure how many topics I’ll actually cover, but I figured I start here. I am […]

It’s not dark out anymore!

It’s not dark out anymore!

When Payton was a baby (toddler, whatever), she’d wake me up by climbing on top of me and whispering, “Mama, it’s not dark out anymore! Mama, it’s not night anymore!” My PayPay is going to be 15 soon…searching for great photos of her as a […]

Banana Nut Granola

Banana Nut Granola

The Challenge: Make homemade granola without using sugar, salt, or oil.


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