My 4-year-old started preschool this year, so I'm a total newbie at this lunch-making business! Over the past year I had seen others using these PlanetBoxes and I knew I had to have one once the time came for me to become a legit mom. Soccer practice started the same week, so I reached all sorts of crazy levels of mommy hood that I'd never done before! I love the safety of stainless steel, the absence of plastic baggies (cost and environmental reasons), how easy it is to clean, how organized it . . .
I've posted several times about the book that basically changed our lives, Eat To Live. My husband read it, and long story short, I grudgingly followed in his footsteps and we made all sorts of changes to our diet. We added a couple of Netflix documentaries to our repertoire that really drove home the importance of what we put in our bodies, and the decline there has been in the things we put in our bodies. It's shocking, really, and we both felt extremely good making the change. Less . . .
I feel so blessed to have known Jess since we were in grade school. She and I bonded over handmade paper dolls and have been friends ever since. She has amazed me as we have grown up together - always going the extra mile to make things beautiful. She has so many talents from party planning, to baking, to DIYing, and being a super mom. She has been sharing her handmade creations over on mommymakesthings.com and I am thrilled to have be guest blogging here on Oh So! Here's . . .
Who wants one incredibly rad apron?! You should all be saying me please!! Today we have a stellar giveaway with Hedley & Bennett, the LA Based apron company who is taking the culinary world by storm. I've been following the founder Ellen on Instagram for quite some time now and have watched her skip across New York, doodle with her color pencils, and dangle her feet from her H&B Headquarters. She is one hardworking "Lady Boss" and her booming company reflects her ambition. I've . . .
When it comes down to that crucial moment between letting the blob of baby food drip down your cherub's chin and onto her sparkling-clean brand-new top you just spent 5 minutes wresting her to button up or preserving said outfit, I vote for preserving said outfit. So yes, I quickly wipe away the blob with my thumb. Do I stop what I'm doing to get up and wash it off in the sink or with a paper towel? No. I lick it off myself. Because 'aint nobody got time for civility when you're a momma. Have . . .
Today I'd like to introduce our Healthy Mama Series feature person - Carly. Carly is a mom, wife, and Beachbody coach. She helps motivate others to live healthy, active lifestyles, and also to feed themselves and their families good wholesome foods. You can checkout Carly's website here or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining one of her free motivational exercise or clean eating challenge groups. Now - on to Carly's story... Hi I'm Carly!! I'm a housewife, a . . .
Who else buys those applesauce squeeze-packs in bulk from Costco? My kid loves them, and I love that he's basically eating an apple while I'm grocery shopping, driving, at church, or this past weekend, at the lake. What I don't love (well, more what my husband doesn't love) is the cost of those things. And when you really start to think about it, it's quite a bit of environmental waste for something you could be reusing. Enter Laura, our Healthy Mama this week. She and her husband came up . . .
It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their chocolate cake shakes. Such a treat to eat there! As a matter . . .
YAY for April! and on this beautiful April day we are so excited to announce that Boon Inc. is giving away to one lucky winner so many wonderful prizes worth over $150 (some products haven't even hit the market yet! you lucky ducks). We can speak from experience (Kadee has their high chair and their bowls and LOOOVES them) that their innovative products help new parents to simplify their lives while retaining their personal style in the kitchen! They are high quality, modern design, and totally . . .
Hi! I’m Robin: wife and mom of 3 little ones! We LOVE to eat and do a LOT of it. I have a BIG SWEET tooth so I ALWAYS find myself craving treats. But I hate the feeling of eating sugar all day long and after having kids I realized eating sugar all day is not helpful…Sugar crashes with kids can be less than ideal:) So whenever I can, I feed my sweet tooth through healthy options. One of my tricks is fruit. My kids LOVE fruit! Its sweet. Its fresh. It’s healthier than processed treats . . .