Being a mom is hard. My house is messy, there is a never ending pile of laundry, my kids cry, whine and don’t sleep, I’m sleep deprived. The cuddles, smiles, giggles and I love you’s make it all worthwhile, but it doesn’t make easy. Yet as a mother who struggled with secondary infertility, I feel like I shouldn’t complain. I expect myself to simply be grateful. infertility Erica Schott
After spending a week at the beach I realized that while I can sit endlessly in the sand, doing nothing but staring at the lapping water, my son and niece need entertainment. We came up with a number of fun beach activities to play using a pail/shovel and items found at the beach. beach activities
Fun Beach Activities!
Using a stick (or your finger) create a hopscotch grid and then play with a rock. beach activities
How many times have you arrived at the park to realize you forgot sunscreen? A hat? Etc. This happens to me on a weekly basis. And not to throw my husband under the bus, but after a recent day at the park that resulted in a sunburnt Morris I decided that a “summer park essentials” checklist would be handy. I figure if we could use it, so could you. Park essentials Erica Schott
Why health conscious restaurants aren’t serving rutabaga french fries is beyond me. Since discovering them a couple of months ago my husband and I eat them twice a week. Nutritionally they have some obvious benefits compared to white and sweet potatoes. Also, they are delicious and easy to make. They pair well with just about anything, we eat them with burgers, steak, chicken and fish. Most recently we discovered Parkdale Sausage Co. at our local farmers market and had our ‘ruta-fries’ with their ‘bangers’. Erica Schott Rutabaga French Fries
Morris dips them in ketchup, I like them in a mixture of mayonnaise and hot sauce, my husband eats them plain. If you’re looking for a summer salad to add to the mix try Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad or Beet Salad. Erica Schott Rutabaga French Fries