What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

Happy Memorial Day! We're celebrating by not giving a stomach bug Benjamin picked up to all the friends we made plans with and are just taking it easy instead. Today you can find me over at Little House in Chicago where the lovely Tess blogs. She's running a "What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married" series of guest posts while she enjoys her honeymoon (congrats Tess and Frank!). "None of us … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Avoid the Flu (And Recipe: Immune-Boosting Lemonade Jello)

Did you make New Year’s resolutions about improving your health? I have a treat for you today, a guest post from Chef Karen, Catholic mama to an adorable 8-month-old baby girl, good friend, and certified natural chef. We were childhood friends and got reconnected when we both moved back to our hometown. Enjoy her awesome wisdom about avoiding the flu by strengthening your immune system! - … [Read more...]

How to Gift Friends with Meals

I love this post by my dear friend Katherine full of wonderful tips for bringing the gift of food to friends in need of a home-cooked meal. Enjoy! - Haley I’ve been on the receiving end thrice recently: of a lasagna brought by a friend when I was laid low with morning sickness; of a half-dozen hearty Southern meals at my grandfather-in-law’s funeral; of a fill-the-freezer campaign by my … [Read more...]

The Best Maternity Clothes that Aren’t (Actually Maternity)

While my family is escaping the Florida heat by escaping to the mountains of NC with                      all of their beauty and unreliable internet access, the lovely and gloriously pregnant          Katherine is here to share some maternity clothes wisdom... Great Maternity Clothes that Aren't (Actually Maternity) by katherinebowers It’s topping out in the upper-90s here … [Read more...]

Ten Children’s Lit Titles on the Shelves of Downton Abbey Nursery

Guest Post today from the lovely Katherine Grimm Bowers! Katherine and her entire extended family of Bowerses and Grimms are favorites in the Stewart household. I begged Katherine, a fellow bookworm and a library studies expertlady, to come up with a little piece for Carrots for Michaelmas and she created something that combines some of my very favorite things: Edwardian Children's Lit and Dame … [Read more...]