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My Favorite Real Food eCookbooks

I am super passionate about helping moms get their kitchens under control, their freezer stocked and their pantry overhauled with real food in the fastest, easiest way possible. Of course, I love my style of freezer cooking and use my cookbook, From Your Freezer To Your Family Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season, on… [read more]

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The Lazy Way to Great Scrapbooks

I once had a fantasy of doing elaborate scrapbooks for Penelope, chronicling and documenting every minute detail of her life with elaborate creativity.  Because … [read more]

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Quick Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Y'all know how much I love my slow cooker and my slow cooker freezer recipes and how much time it saves me, but I do still love being in the kitchen and being … [read more]

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Mermaid Party and Big Giveaway!

Finally! I am finally getting around to sharing Penelope's party pictures! Um, I am not sure about you, but I don't know where the last 2 months have gone. This … [read more]

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My Biggest Secret

If you have been in the Mama and Baby Love community for  any period of time, you may have gleaned directly or indirectly that parts of my childhood was … [read more]

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From Your Freezer To Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season

The latest cookbook in the From Your Freezer To Your Family series is here: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season! This cookbook has over 75 recipes! … [read more]


From Your Garden to Your Family: Beginner Gardening Guide and Cookbook!

  I love gardening so much.  It has long been a tool for coping, healing and pure enjoyment. I get to be outdoors on a beautiful day … [read more]

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Healing For Mothers eBook!

  Healing for Mothers is an ebook that has been gestating in my mind for some time, and the first stage of the book is being born today! For a limited … [read more]

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Why Your Pets Should Eat Raw Meat

    We have a new member of our family! I'm excited to introduce you to Sadie Sev Ella (named by Penelope, who has a flair for extravagant … [read more]

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2013 Recap and 2014 Goals

  Two years ago, I implemented a new way to do New Year's Resolutions in hopes that it would give me a higher success rate of actually accomplishing … [read more]


The Mama and Baby Love Podcast!!!

  Hiya! My new podcast is coming soon!  This idea has been gestating for awhile now and I am so excited to finally be birthing this project. I have … [read more]

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DIY Kids Christmas Craft Ideas

Last year I did a couple of Christmas crafts with Penelope that were really fun.  She got such a kick out them, and they were all great fine motor skill … [read more]


Advent + St. Nicholas

This year I am starting a new tradition for my little family and I thought I would share. It was inspired by my sweet friend Haley and her new book: Feast! Real … [read more]


Asheville Trip + Tea Collection Giveaway!

Over the years I have traveled to North Carolina a lot. I have family in the Greensboro area and friends in Raleigh. I love the Boone area and the Blue Ridge … [read more]

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Grain Free Thanksgiving Menu

  Thanksgiving dinner used to scare the bejeezus out of me. Lots has changed since then and now I really enjoy cooking on Thanksgiving. I always … [read more]

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Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway!

  Maybe you are like me. Christmas card season simultaneously stresses me out beyond belief AND excites me so much I literally get giddy with … [read more]


Healthy Fats DIY: How to Render Lard

Did you know that lard is a healthy fat? Unfortunately, a few decades ago canola oil started to be used as a substitute, but like bacon grease and real butter, … [read more]