As part of The Mommies Network, BuffaloMommies is a free community for moms in Buffalo and surrounding areas, New York. We realize that all moms need local support -- and who can't use another friend? BuffaloMommies offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Each month, we offer many face-to-face events for our members, their children and their families. Our members also have access to our private discussion forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed.
Have you heard of it? It is a position that children often sit in, that could be physically damaging to their bodies. Last week a friend shared an article on Facebook about it and that prompted me to re-share this blog post about it. Awareness is key!
Read for more information and tips to avoid W-sitting: HERE.
It's that time of year when the local burger retailer is advertising their yummy mint milkshakes. Have you ever stopped to read the nutritional information on those bad boys? Yikes! Check out this info-grahic from the Huffington Post. If you're in the mood to treat yourself to some mint goodness, check out our See It Again Saturday blog post that has DIY shake recipes.
As a new mom approximately 21 years ago I can remember feeling so all alone and sad, I was was embarrassed to tell anyone my feelings or that I sat and cried all day and night. I was sure that something was just wrong with me and that I was a terrible mom for feeling so bad. Little did I know that I was suffering from the baby blues and then later postpartum depression that lasted for months. I suffered all alone when I really did not have to. My ex-husband was not supportive at all, he just thought my hormones were off and I was crying "just because".
Yesterday I shared a super easy Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe for St. Patty's Day. Since your oven will be empty, here is a recipe for bread to accompany your meal. It's great in that you only need one bowl to mix everything in.
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can beer
1/2 cup melted butter (I use 1/4 cup and it works great)
I'm not Irish but on St. Patrick's Day I do enjoy eating Corned Beef and Cabbage. Every year I like to share this recipe that I got from a fellow BuffaloMommie. I had no idea it was so easy to make until she shared this recipe years ago in our Domestic Goddesses forum. The best part is that you put everything into a crockpot! That leaves your oven free to make Irish Soda or Beer Bread.