Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

  The easiest 30-minute recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. Moist with delicious cinnamon-spice flavor, these mini muffins are healthy and only 114 calories each! I’ve been loving these mini chocolate chip pumpkin muffins so much this fall. There is nothing like the moist texture and sweet, cinnamon-spice flavor of homemade pumpkin…

Apple Orchard Adventures with Baby

  It was baby Trevor’s first adventure at the gorgeous, warm-homemade-donut-selling apple orchard that I’ve been visiting since I was a kid… In the town in Maine where I grew up, there’s an apple orchard. The most important thing about this particular orchard is that it sells made-from-scratch, still-warm-from-the-oven, heaven-sent apple cider donuts.…

Slow Cooker Tuscan Bread Soup

  Hearty, healthy (and vegan!) Tuscan bread soup with potato, kale, and white beans. This slow cooker recipe makes it easy to achieve rich, homemade flavor. There was a definite nip in the air this morning, which meant two things. First, it was time to go in search of the padded, woolly…

Chai Pumpkin Smoothie

  A healthy pumpkin smoothie that’s velvety, slightly sweet and full of the cinnamon-spice flavors of chai tea. Easy to make, 5 ingredients, 116 calories per serving. To introduce my latest recipe, the chai pumpkin smoothie, I have to begin with little tale of gratitude. Chai tea has been a…

Baby in a Field of Sunflowers

  Beyond an organic farm stand in our hometown, a field of giant sunflowers bloom for just a couple of weeks out of the year. I took baby Trevor, and here’s what happened… Early last fall, Chris and I had just moved to a new place. Much bigger than the cute…

Baby’s Baptism in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

  We returned to the enchanting church I admired as a teenager for baby Trevor’s baptism ceremony in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. There’s something enchanting about Boothbay Harbor, Maine. As a teenager, I’d join my best friend every summer at her family’s cottage on Popham Beach. We’d always plan a day…

Autumn Apple Kale Salad with Maple Dressing

  My favorite kale salad, ready in 7 minutes and exploding with fresh autumn flavors: salty pumpkin seeds, crisp apples, creamy goat cheese, and an easy maple dressing that’s tart and sweet. I’m guessing that a kale salad is the thing everyone reaches for when they want to the most health-supporting, nutrition-packed…

One Baby and His Hair: The Epic Journey

  Baby’s hair has taken me on one incredible journey. I’ve been surprised and awed. I’ve fallen in love. I’ve faced up to my fears. And the journey continues on… Exclaimed by the midwife who delivered him, the very first words said about baby Trevor upon his entrance into this…

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