Gluten Free Baked Haddock 

One of my favorite meals since childhood is baked haddock. I only remember ever having it at restaurants like Cole Farms and Governor’s but probably ordered it a third of the time since I love it! While at the grocery store this week, Rohan asked to see the lobsters so we headed for seafood. While…

Putting My Son’s Bedroom Through My “Minimalization” Process

Somewhere along the line this blog became less Chewy Granola Mama, the place you learn about switching to more natural ways of living; and more about Chewy Granola Mama, the person, the mess of a mama behind this mess I call life. Dealing with anxiety nearly my entire life, I have tried many forms of…

My Struggle to Allow my Son to Self Wean Despite IGT

Cloth diapers? You mean those fabric squares you fold a million times and try not to hurt your baby while they squirm as you attempt to put a very large safety pin through? Breastfeeding? But I failed miserably at that with Shawn, do I *really* want to go through the pain and devastation when I…

Gertrude’s back!

​ When I don’t have a vehicle, I feel like I lose my lifeline to the world, and I feel like I am not as good of a mother. Between not being able to get out to things, having no one visit me, and being so overwhelmed/exhausted that I get frustrated more easily, not having…

I wasn’t prepared for that…

I promised to come back yesterday and talk about what I did in my living room, but when I woke up, and I decided to poke around on Facebook for the first time in months, my heart dropped… A friend of mine, the most amazing mom I know, who was pregnant with her last child,…

Goodbye 2016

I hate to say it but I am so glad Christmas is over! This year nothing came together the way I’d hoped and I felt so guilty over not doing anything besides putting up the tree and countdown calendar. I had so many ideas for making the holidays more special but with my mind elsewhere,…

Happy Anniversary

14 years ago today my husband and I officially started dating when he asked me if I would “be his girl” so in honor of our anniversary, the story of how we met ❤   I had turned 18 in September 2002, shortly after that my best friend moved in to my mobile home with…

Feeling thankful <3

I got the greatest Christmas gift yesterday ❤ I had just sat down to dinner when my phone dinged, spam, but I had missed a text from my Aunt, “I want to see you” ❤ and a message from a cousin saying that she was trying to reach me. I was doubly surprised and excited…

My imperfect truth

I am almost always behind in nearly everything I do, seemingly no matter how hard I try, so I’m not sure why I thought my blog would be any different… I have been working on several posts on varying topics over the summer, everything from buying our preschooler’s new car seat in May and his…

Minimalism

Somewhere in the abundance of belongings that have entered and never left our home during some point over the last thirteen years are pieces of my history, chapters to the story of my life. Everything in my home has a meaning to me for one reason or another but obviously there are some like my baby…

2016 Resolutions

I have been wracked with guilt over not having posted much of anything since launching in January. I have been overthinking and getting *so* very far ahead of myself (like always, I just get so excited)! I finally asked myself WHY?!? Why am I getting so worked up over this when it’s supposed to be…

Don’t make this deadly winter mistake with your children (or yourself!)

Today’s below freezing temperatures feel especially cold after yesterday’s record breaking temperatures in the upper 50’s! Rohan and I were out most of the day getting my driver’s license renewed before the average temperatures were set to return for the rest of the week. Despite our frighteningly mild winter here in Maine, with yesterday being…