I rarely get to shop for myself! Since I had a birthday last month, I decided it was time to replace my beloved purse. Uh-Oh. It was bittersweet, because I loved that handbag. I had purchased it at a “purse party” and knew it would be difficult to duplicate. It was also about 5-6 six years old. (I know some readers, with a purse collection, are probably gasping at this!) It’s not that I don’t have other special occasion handbags, but this was my “everyday, go-to!” It had begun to fray on the stitching and though still useable, I decided it was time for a special “me” purchase! I ordered online because I had a gift card to spend. I measured what I thought I needed for dimensions. Online, there are just so many choices and terms to know! Like, “drop”- what the heck was that? Read more
Last week was World Breastfeeding Week.
The Internet and social media sites were filled with images of mothers nursing their babies, such as these that UNICEF published, which are all very classy images and remind us all of the benefits of breastfeeding, particularly in third world countries, and for preterm babies, I would note.
I also saw some photos on Instagram and Facebook that, quite honestly, made me blush. And I can understand why some people would be uncomfortable.
Truthfully, I don’t like to see women breastfeeding. Read more
Hello MommiFried friends! When Crystal asked me to guest post over here, I jumped at the opportunity. My name is Jen and I blog over at PinkWhen.com. You can find all sorts of crafts and recipes with full, easy tutorials. Thank you again for having me, and I hope you enjoy this recipe I am sharing today. Read more
What’s one more? Have one more. You won’t even notice. It’s just one more. Come on, you’ve got time for one more.
Since about 20 minutes after the birth of our youngest baby girl in May 2012, I’ve been pondering if I want to have another. Baby, that is. After all, once you have two, what difference is one more? The question is, do I really have time for one more? Read more
When it comes to cooking technique there is one fundamental huge difference between a home cook and a professional pastry chef – precision. For the pastry chef being as precise as possible is the difference between a masterpiece and a failure. While it takes years of practice and hard work to get to the level of a professional, you can utilize their techniques right now to take your baking to the next level. Here are seven baking tips that are used by the professionals: Read more
Although families differ in the kitchen, often parents’ energy is focused on stopping the endless battle of finding healthy foods that taste good and get the stamp of approval from the little ones.
Instead of focusing on the ‘drama’ of food choices, parents can take unhealthy pressure off the picky eater and eliminate the tension that closes doors to trying new foods. Remember not to give adult-size portions as they can be overwhelming for little eyes and little stomachs, so scale everything down by offering smaller servings on smaller plates. One mom got the bright idea after seeing her daughter host a tea party for her teddy bears, to start serving meals on toy dishes, reasoning veggies aren’t so bad when served on a pink princess plate. Read more
Sometimes getting children to eat properly can be a nightmare. Most of the time children only want sweets, crisps and chocolate because these are foods they see as exciting. They know they can only have such treats now and again and, thus, they become an exciting choice. However, when it comes to eating other foods – such as cereal, fruit, biscuits, bread, vegetables and so on and so forth – children seem to simply move their food around the plate and barely eat anything. They sense that you want them to eat the food and, therefore, in their eyes it is deemed boring. However, there is a way you can try to get your children to eat all sorts of foods. Read more
On this very special Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to welcome a guest post from the lovely and talented Kendra Thornton (Former Orbitz Director of Communications and promoted into full time position in the care of Motherhood). Often featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW networks, Kendra has been to 28 countries on 6 continents, and has been quoted in the news about seasonal travel trends and destinations all over the United States. Today she is gracious enough to share her recipe for Smooches Smoothies. Welcome to MommiFried, Kendra! Glad you stopped by!
You might be looking for a way to start Valentine’s Day in a special way for someone you love whether it’s your children or another loved one. I’ve got a great treat for you. It’s a smoothie I first had when I was in Hawaii with my husband. We stayed at one of the top hotels in Honolulu, the Halekulani. It’s so luxurious and romantic, and when I make this smoothie, it brings that time back to me. But even without those memories, you and the people that you serve this to will love it. Read more