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Food for Your Belly & Brain: C’mon Over to My Table

I wish I could invite you all into my kitchen. It’s a spacious kitchen. It could probably fit almost all of you πŸ˜‰ But truly, breaking bread with friends or bringing bread to them is one of my most rewarding actions in life.

So because you live in your computer as I live in mine, let’s do this virtually.

Before I give you the food that we’ve been gulping down, a few places to feed your brain:

1) Building Bridges Podcast

I talk with Cristina & Jenna about our approach to parenting which is a mesh of attachment & survival. I think we all want this golden ticket for parenting: this amazing approach + book that will ensure the best children and best parenting experience ever. It does not exist. I repeat: it doesn’t! My little girl and big boy even make a cameo interruption. Yes, we talk about co-sleeping & sex too.

2) Shake it off, Jesus Edition

My devotion that addresses how evangelizing works within relationships and a world that may not agree with you. How to not personalize, love, and just truck along with your beliefs while accepting others where they are.




Smitten Kitchen’s Raspberry Cake.



Alice Waters’ Yellow Cake + my mom’s chocolate frosting from scratch



Lavender Blueberry Muffins modified from King Arthur Flour recipe.


Smitten Kitchen Slaw // modified with red cabbage.



Roasted asparagus. Olive oil & broil + salt + pepper.



Loaded nachos. Broiled in toaster oven. Just load it all up.



Roasted chicken breasts cut up over a bed of greens with pear and moz.

Lest you think all we eat is dessert, of course I threw in a few healthy recipes. But really I’m needing another NoSugar30 because I’m baaaaaack on the sugar bandwagon in a bad sad oh-so-delicious way.

4) Sewing New Stitches

This and many many more like it coming your way this fall in my Whole Parenting Goods shop!

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  1. Lynn on July 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    That raspberry cake looks divine – I need to find an excuse to make it! And that bunting is adorable – any chance you’ll have an option to add a child’s name to it (given that the name is an appropriate amount of letters, I suppose)?!? πŸ™‚

    • Natural Mama Nell on July 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Yes! I planned on that! πŸ™‚ And the cake–oh to die for!

  2. daphne on July 23, 2015 at 4:01 am

    hmm drool lol the cupcakes <3

    • Natural Mama Nell on July 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      I know. hahahah