kale pesto

Do You Love Kale? This is the Best Kale Pesto Ever!

By Bonni Berger | April 12, 2021 |

I made this kale pesto in less than 10 minutes! My family devoured it. It was that good! (adapted from this recipe) The Best Kale Pesto INGREDIENTS 2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled3 cups packed kale3/4 cup walnuts or pecans (I used pecans)2 tablespoons lemon juice (I love lemons, so I juiced a whole one)¾…

crying baby

The Fourth Trimester: What Do New Parents Need to Know About Their Crying Baby?

By Bonni Berger | March 23, 2021 |

Do you know why your crying baby cries? If you’re pregnant (or already have your little one), I bet that you’d do (or did) everything to make sure your little in-utero baby was safe, healthy and growing as they should. You take your prenatal vitamins and try to eat healthy foods. You’d get enough rest…

sad woman

“I Don’t Like Being a Mom.” What’s Your Truth?

By Bonni Berger | December 20, 2020 |

And other truths new parents don’t want to say out loud “I don’t like being a mom” can be scary to confess. Whether you always knew you wanted to be a parent or became one hesitantly, the reality of having a new baby can be quite a shock. The change and upheaval in your somewhat…

silhouette of children

I Agreed To Be the Legal Guardian to a Baker’s Dozen

By Bonni Berger | December 11, 2020 |

This is a guest article written by Bonni Berger, as originally seen in “Will you be the legal guardian of our kids if we die?” My husband and I were not expecting this. Our friends, who were asking, had two little ones and were perfectly healthy. This was pre-COVID, when the likelihood of a premature death…

vegetable soup

Do You Need a Bowl of Soup? Make This Easy Fall Vegetable Soup, Anytime!

By Bonni Berger | November 23, 2020 |

When you don’t know what to eat… soup’s the answer. Vegetable soup to be specific! Don’t know what to make or eat in the days leading up to Thanksgiving or afterwards? This pot of soup is full of vegetables, making it a great, healthy meal to get you through the week. Rustic Vegetable Soup adapted…

vegetarian sandwich

Make this Perfect and Amazing Vegetarian Sandwich (or Salad)!

By Bonni Berger | October 13, 2020 |

This vegetarian sandwich (or salad) comes together for a fast meal that can’t go wrong. Eat it straight up or put it between two slices of toasted bread. It’s full of fiber, protein, iron and a host of vitamins! And it takes less than 10 minutes to put together. Plus, it’s sooo good! Amazing Vegetarian…

white fence with sunflowers

Feeling Nostalgic For My Chain-link Fence

By Bonni Berger | September 18, 2020 |

My husband and I moved into our “starter” home more than 25 years ago. Two renovations and three kids later, we’re still here. Soon after we moved in, we met our neighbors Marilyn and Danny who lived behind us. We shared a chain-link fence in our backyards. Years later, Marilyn would retell the story of…

crying baby

Want to Try My Favorite Technique to Calm a Fussy Baby?

By Bonni Berger | August 17, 2020 |

Babies cry. And cry. There’s no getting around this fact. That’s the only mode of communication babies have to tell us when they’re unhappy, hungry, wet, sick, scared, lonely, tired, in pain, overstimulated, too hot or too cold. Whew. Those are a lot of feelings to have! Sometimes babies cry even when parents have exhausted…

empty soup bowl

Make This Easy Cold Soup On a HOT Day!

By Bonni Berger | July 27, 2020 |

Cold Soup With Just a Few Ingredients! Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup Adapted from Aromas From Aleppo by Poopa Dweck 2 c. plain yogurt 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 2 c. cold milk 2 large cucumbers or 5 minis, peeled and chopped or shredded 1 TB dried mint 2 TB finely…

toddler and baby sibling

How to Prepare Your Toddler (or older sib) for a New Baby

By Bonni Berger | July 13, 2020 |

Preparing a toddler for a new baby is sometimes an after thought for busy parents. Or sometimes, it’s all they can think about. Many parents of only children ask themselves, “How will I ever love another baby as much as I love the one I have?” That worry quickly fades as they bond with their…