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It was October, but still hotter than hot in good ole Birmingham, AL. Half awake, I stumbled into my bathroom to brush my teeth and shower before my baby woke up for the day. The second the toothpaste hit my mouth, I gagged. Oh, crap …. the last time that happened …… must just be […]

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Budget Tips for Shopping Organic

If you decide to shop for organic, whole foods that are not overly processed and filled with preservatives, you will be spending more on your groceries. When we made these changes for our family, we did cut out a lot of eating out, stops at the ice cream store, and Starbucks runs, reallocating money from […]

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Homewood Gourmet's out-of-this-world Chicken Salad

Birmingham’s Best Chicken Salad Spots

My love affair with chicken salad began my freshman year at the University of Alabama. Anyone remember the chicken salad at the (now-closed) Crimson Cafe on the strip?? {A moment of silence, please, as we mourn the loss of their perfectly-proportioned, not-to-mayonnaise-y chicken concoction filled with crisp Granny Smith apple chunks and walnuts. The consummate mixture […]

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MCMG :: Multiple Children Mom Guilt

We have a little community park within walking distance of our house, and one of our favorite things to do is stroll there and swing. All my girls LOVE to swing. There aren’t baby swings at this park, so I unbuckle their stroller straps, wrap my arms around their little squishy bellies (one at a […]

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