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I’m trying to make the most of our time together before baby #2 arrives — and Piper and I recently tried out our new Gathre mat in the backyard for breakfast. If you haven’t heard of these multipurpose, bonded leather mats you are in for a treat! They work for just about anything you’d use […]

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Happy November! I can’t believe this month is here – it means my due date is getting sooooo close! We had  wonderful Halloween and I hope you did too. Today I’m sharing recipe ideas to try this month, one of my favorite posts to work on and reference every week as I make my meal plan.

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One of my biggest challenges in the kitchen right now is coming up with dinner ideas that Piper will actually try and enjoy and I can’t wait to test out these recipes that are delicious and healthy for both mama and bebe. Today I’m excited to share 3 original recipes that Kate of Domestikated Life created for us!

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This month I’m craving comfort food — in a big way! Lots of pastas and soups with a few healthy meals thrown in. And if you need more weeknight dinner inspiration you can see 20 more meal ideas here and my weekly meal plans here and here. One Pan Salmon & Squash With Couscous: This […]

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I’ve been trying to save easy dinner recipes for the past few months and I’ve rounded up my very favorites — tried & true dishes I’ve been cooking for years and new recipes I can’t wait to try out. I love pasta and comfort food, easy slow cooker recipes and I’ve tried to include healthy options too! 

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Last week’s post with our weekly meal plan was so popular that I decided to make this an ongoing series for  while! As I mentioned my husband is sticking to a modified vegan diet right now so we are having another week of meatless meals.

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We are finally back home and getting back into our normal routine — I spent a wild Friday night plotting & planning a bunch of easy and somewhat healthy meals to eat the next week!

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*This post is sponsored by The White Company. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Mama Notes in business. I collaborated with The White Company on this post – and was so excited to discover their beautiful collection of products. The greatest part about summer is that so many simple moments can be […]

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Toddlers are hard to please when it comes to meals and snacks — if it’s not Goldfish or fruit Piper’s usually not too excited about it. Lately I’ve been trying to mix up our snack routine.

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After a few busy weeks Piper and I finally enjoyed baking again last weekend. This little girl loves to get messy in the kitchen! We are cooking our way through the recipes in Bringing Up Bebé (get the famed yogurt cake recipe here) and tried the Gateau Chocolat (Chocolate Cake) on Sunday. It was really […]

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If there’s one thing I can always count on Piper to eat it’s a smoothie. I try to give them to her every afternoon after her nap, and most of the time I make her a green smoothie but when we had an abundance of fresh strawberries I made her this one instead. Let me […]

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We’ve been using the fresh strawberries from our adventure last week non-stop. So far our favorites have been a yummy oatmeal banana strawberry smoothie (recipe coming soon) and this strawberry chia seed compote. Piper also has been loving a few strawberries blended into her unsweetened applesauce. I love this compote though, because you can use […]

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