Dumbells, Treadmills and People, Oh My!

Scene: You walk into your local gym with the mindset of “ok I am going to get my workout on!” After checking your kids into childcare, you walk out and realize you have no idea what to do. If you start with cardio, will all your energy be gone before weights? But if you start with weights will you wish you had just gotten cardio out of the way first? And how do most of these machines work anyhow? Valuable time is ticking away. The pressure is on. Read more...

Recipe: Shwoo Potato Soup

This is a favorite recipe from MercyMe guitarist Mike Scheuchzer;s wife, Abby. Enjoy! Read more...

Recipe: Pumpkin Spiced Butterscotch Pudding Parfaits

Thankfully, getting your long hair tangled in a whizzing avocado-green KitchenAid mixer when you're five years old may result in an emergency boyishly-short haircut but won't necessarily keep you from sticking closely to mom's side while you learn to create your own kitchen magic in the future. Thus, enters Pumpkin Spiced Butterscotch Pudding Parfaits. Don't worry, there are no mixers necessary for this gorgeous fallish dessert… well, until you get to the whoop cream (Yes, we make up words for things such as whipped cream  in our home).  Read more...

Recipe: Homemade Pizza

I used to always think that there was some sort of secret mystery to making anything that required homemade bread dough. I was so intimidated until the day I had nothing in the house but the most basic of ingredients: Read more...

Become a Label Detective

Do you ever find yourself stumped by food labels? Health Coach, Brianna Lamberson, joins us to share with us what top ingredients to avoid while shopping and how we can instantly improve our health by reading food labels. Read more...

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

I made this recipe recently for a family BBQ and didn’t tell anyone I used gluten free flour. No one had any idea. It came out moist, tender, very tasty. Read more...

Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you follow me here on All Mom Does, you know that cooking takes a back seat to basically everything else in my life. I am blessed with a husband that not only will cook, but enjoys it and is actually good at it! This being said, I do have this recipe handy in case I need to step up and take over kitchen duty once in awhile. Read more...

Meals That Work When You Are Tired

Lately, I’ve noticed a common thread when I talk to young mothers … they are tired! Juggling jobs, housework, other commitments, plus KIDS, means that by the time dinner rolls around, they’re too tired to eat (much less menu plan and cook). This exhaustion is not just reserved for young moms either. Grandmas are working longer than they ever have before and many of us provide babysitting to help our kids out. It seems like we’re all overcommitted and overtired. So, I’m sharing my favorite way to make sure I have protein in the house and a simple, easy way to create a meal. Read more...

Three Uses For Broccoli Stems

Once I realized how easy it was to get a green vegetable in him, I jumped right onto that train. Over the past four years we’ve eaten a lot of broccoli in our house. A lot. And by “a lot” I mean “sometimes four nights a week.” But here’s the problem with broccoli. When you buy it at the store, they charge you by the pound. Then you go home and cut off the florets, and the stem goes in the garbage. Oh no, friends. I am cheap, and that will not do. I paid good money for that stem, and I will use it. Read more...

Recipe: Mom's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

My mother would make these delicious cookies (of which she only had the recipe in her head until now) for every holiday from Thanksgiving to July 4th. They are my favorite and I hope that they become a family favorite of yours as well! Read more...

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