DIY Nourishing Salve for Aging Skin - Scratch Mommy

DIY Nourishing Salve for Aging Skin

One of my favorite songs, “Laughter Lines” by Bastille, was released when I was just shy of turning 40. I don’t normally take life-changing wisdom from rock bands, but these lovely lyrics really spoke to me, “I’ll see you in the future when we’re older And we are full of stories to be told Cross my heart and hope to …

30 Real Food Strawberry Recipes

30 Real Food Strawberry Recipes

Are you overloaded with delicious, in-season strawberries? It’s not a terrible problem to have! If you’re in need of some inspiration for enjoying strawberries (any time of day) check out all these ahhhh-mazing recipes from around the real food blog community, including many of our wonderful contributors. You’re bound to find something you’ll love. Strawberry and vanilla team up sweetly …

DIY Edible Facial Mask Recipes for All Skin Types

DIY Edible Facial Mask Recipes for All Skin Types

Oh, this mama could use a spa day! One blissful day filled with hot stone massages, a pedicure with a side of champagne, and a facial that leaves my face radiant, smooth as a baby’s bottom, and brighter than it was before I had children…..Okay. Back to reality. That’s not happening any time soon. If you’re anything like me (and …

Lemony One-Pot Chicken & Roasted Potato Recipe

Lemony One-Pot Chicken and Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Weekends are made for relaxation. Rejuvenation. Late nights and lazy mornings. Big, hot mugs of coffee and long, drawn out breakfasts. This isn’t just about leisure. This is about what is essential to making the upcoming, possible. Monday. Ugh. Just the word leaves you with a chill, doesn’t it? Lucky for us, we’re given the amazing gift of Saturdays. But …

Cooking with Cocoa Butter: Why it isn't just for skincare!

Cooking with Cocoa Butter + Sprouted Hazelnut Cocoa Butter Recipe

I could not be more excited about writing this post! Why? Cocoa butter is suuuper healthy and yet under-utilized in the cooking world. Perhaps many of you have used cocoa butter in DIY skin care products. Yes, it’s a nourishing butter for our bodies. But not just for our external bodies. Internally, too, cocoa butter has a delicious nutritional profile! When …

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The Truth About Sweeteners {and How to Substitute for Sugar}

Most packaged and processed foods contain sugar and/or corn syrup. They may be convenient, but at what cost? Our bodies deserve whole foods. By learning a few new recipes (such as sugar-free bars and muffins that can travel and freeze well) or by learning to substitute natural sweeteners in favorite recipes, we can ditch the packaged convenience foods and embrace …

6 Steps to a DIY At-Home Facial for when that "me time" pops up!

Six Steps to a DIY At-Home Facial

Most of us are moms here, so I am sure you can relate that “me time” is pretty slim pickings. Between changing diapers, cooking from scratch, work, and scrubbing counter tops I am left with about 1.5 minutes devoted entirely to myself….man how I sometimes wish I could just be a kid again. Somehow though, there are those rare days …

Soup is the magical dish that is comforting & healing. This one-pot turkey noodle soup is best when a loved one is sick or for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Easy One-Pot Turkey Noodle Soup

Cold season, flu season, gross, germy season. Try as we might to avoid catching whatever bug is going around, it’s hard to escape the fall and winter without something getting us feeling down. For me it’s eternally laryngitis, an issue that I’ve battled with for years now. Last week my son got a bit of a cold, which I caught …