Sunday, January 3, 2010


I have been asked why I want to subject myself to a year of homemade goods. My dear husband thinks that (perhaps) I have a superiority complex. Well, let's think about that for a minute...yes, I believe most homemade goods are superior to store bought. Sure, the quality may not be as consistent, the stitches as straight, or come with a cache label, but they are made with love and consideration. So, yes, I will cop to a superiority complex in that I make what I consider superior products for my family. Actually, the reason is simple: I have been feeling directionless since becoming a full time stay-at-home mom in July 2008, and putting my dissertation on hiatus. I wanted to set a goal for myself that was apart from the children, but could include them.

A few things to keep in mind while reading this blog:

1) I am in the writing stages of a Ph.D., but that is on hiatus because my time is spent being an M.O.M.
2) I have 4 children (all 6 years old and under), 2 giant breed dogs, and 3 cats, in addition to my husband.
3) We homeschool.
4) We eat very nutritious, but simple meals, a la Nourishing Traditions, so raw milk, organic milk, farm-fresh eggs, organic eggs and veggies play a large role in our diet. We are primarily vegetarian, but do eat meat sometimes - I was a strict vegetarian for 15 years so we still eat mostly this way.
5) I am originally Canadian (born and raised in Montreal, only moved to the states after University) but now live in Texas, so be prepared for some funny spelling, wording, and ingredients.

I hope you will enjoy coming along with me on this this journey, and maybe even be inspired to try to make something homemade!!!



  1. I'm ready to ride your coattails... this is something I have been wanting to do but didn't formulate anything quite so elegant. You totally need a bloggy button for people who want to play along! :)

  2. I'll have to ask Dawn how to make one.