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At Home with the Dietitian is a brand new blog that shares the ups and downs of feeding a family healthfully, motherhood, and all that goes along with it.  The site is currently under construction and will be available soon.

Easy, Tasty, Filling Breakfast Freeze-Ahead: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

As we're spending so much time at home, we are depleting our stores of frozen meals. It was time to get back to replenishing some of the freezer stock. It was my turn to make a meal. When I contemplate what to make, I consider what will come in most handy during that...

Consider a CSA

A friend recently expressed concern about the lack of stock of quality produce at one of our local stores. I, too, have noted this, as well as limited choices when it comes to fruits and veggies. That same day, my husband alerted me to a story on NPR about farmers who...

The Cultivator

A little over a week ago, we lost my mother-in-law. She had been diagnosed with melanoma last June. Shortly after her diagnosis, we sat on her idyllic patio, the sun bathing us in its warmth, and cried. We cried for a life that would be cut too short. We cried for the...

I Hadn’t Considered…A Pandemic

A few weeks ago I drafted a post about the massive amount of paper that flows into my home each day and how overwhelming it can be. Well, that topic swiftly became obsolete! In a matter of days, we've entered a Brave New World of sorts on the homefront. We're learning...

Weeknight Meal Idea: Stir Fry

While I post a lot about cooking ahead and freezing meals, I do not use pre-frozen meals every night of the week. When we're meal planning, I look at our schedule and determine which nights will afford me some (emphasis on some!) time to cook. I do have quite a few...

I Hadn’t Considered…Socks

I often think about situations I hadn't considered prior to having 5 children.  This is not to say I would reconsider having them--they are my everything!  But, goodness, sometimes it's a lot! My first consideration in this theme are socks.  Yes,...

Batch cooking…reboot

You have all likely read about our family's Cook-a-palooza weekends.  While we love these endeavors, and reaping the benefits of a freezer full of home cooked meals, we have taken a slightly different approach to our freezer meal prep.  We had planned on a...

Bailey

I grew up a "cat person."  When I was around 5 or 6, I began asking (begging) our mom if we could get a dog.  She seemed reluctant, but said, "Maybe."  To my astonishment, shortly after, she told my brother, sister, and me that we were in for a surprise.  She drove us...

Baking in the Vortex

We experienced unprecedented cold temperatures in Chicagoland last week, which meant no school for the kids!  They had 3 days off--yikes!  Needless to say, it threw us a little off kilter.  We did our best to keep entertained, be civil to each other, and not spend too...