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Mom Life

My Toddler’s Favorite Books

August 12, 2017

If there’s one thing I want to instill into my children — it’s the love of reading. It can open up so many windows of opportunity like imagination, knowledge, passion and confidence. My son Fallou is just over a year old and (from what I can tell) loves to sit and read with somebody. He will often pick out a book, come hand throw at me the book and climb into my lap. Sometimes it is at an inconvenient time,…

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Cooking & Recipes Salads

Dad’s Summer Macaroni Salad

August 8, 2017

Summer is a perfect time to enjoy cold pasta salads. This is a quick and easy pasta dish to bring to cook outs, potlucks, anything really. I got this recipe from my dad, who by the way, is…

Mom Life

Purify Your Home

August 8, 2017

I’m a newbie when it comes to essential oils, but I’ve definitely grown to love a select few oils that are officially becoming staples in my collection. I use doTERRA oils and have signed up to…

Mom Life

August 2017 Goals

August 5, 2017

I’ve seen this idea on a few other blogs I’ve found and I really like it. I think it’s a great way to keep myself accountable and also share with you all what’s going on in…

DIY & Home Decor

Can I Get a Window Seat?

July 30, 2017

I’ve always wanted a window seat. Somewhere I could curl up with a good book or sit and stare out the window. So when I first looked at our house I immediately fell in love. The windows…

DIY & Home Decor

The Porch is Calling

July 30, 2017

I absolutely LOVE my screened-in front porch. We had a small porch in our previous home in Vermont and I practically lived out there when the climate allowed me to. We just moved to our new…

Cooking & Recipes Dinners

Yassa (Toubab)

July 28, 2017

This is my signature recipe. It is my version of a Senegalese dish called Yassa. My husband is from Senegal and he made me this meal on one of our first dates. Toubab means ‘white person’…

Breastfeeding Mom Life

That Pump Life

July 27, 2017

Oh the joys of breastfeeding, or more specifically, pumping. I started pumping almost immediately after my son was born. I pumped in the hospital around the clock and continued that when I got home. Oftentimes, I…