Best Montessori Toys and Play Kits

As we navigate the exciting journey of parenthood, we’re always on the lookout for ways to enrich our little ones’ lives and foster their development. Today, we’re going to explore a tool that can do just that – Montessori toys and play kits.

Rooted in the Montessori philosophy of encouraging independent and exploratory learning, these kits and toys are designed to engage your child’s curiosity, stimulate their senses, and promote their cognitive, physical, and emotional growth. Whether you’re new to the Montessori world or a seasoned pro, join us as we delve into the benefits of these wonderful educational tools and how they can transform your child’s playtime into a rich learning experience. read more

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language at Home

Get ready for a heartwarming journey into the world of activities to encourage speech and language at home. In this blog post, I’m thrilled to share with you some simple yet incredibly effective activities that helped my son transition from being nonverbal and language delayed to finding his voice and expressing himself. These activities are not just about learning new words—they’re about igniting a spark of curiosity, fostering communication, and celebrating every little milestone along the way. So, grab your kiddos, a sprinkle of patience, and a whole lot of love as we dive into these magical moments that will leave you both smiling and talking up a storm in no time! read more

Service Dogs for Autism Support

Are you ready to dive into a topic that’s close to our hearts and could make a world of difference for our family? Today, we’re shining a spotlight on something truly special: service dogs for autism support.

As moms, we know firsthand the incredible love, dedication, and strength it takes to support our children, especially those with unique needs like autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We understand the importance of finding ways to provide the best possible support and care for our kiddos, and that’s where service dogs come in. read more

Our Journey Through a Nonverbal Autism Diagnosis at 2.5 years

Our journey with our son began when he was diagnosed with level 3 nonverbal autism at the tender age of 2.5. It was a pivotal moment that brought both challenges and opportunities for growth. In this heartfelt blog post, I’m excited to open up about our experiences navigating his autism diagnosis and the incredible progress he’s made on his unique path to communication. From those early days filled with uncertainty to the joyous milestone of hearing his first words at the age of 4.5, our journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Join me as I share the highs, the lows, and everything in between, celebrating the beautiful journey of our son’s growth and development. read more

Autism and Sugar Cravings: Is there a connection?

As a mom of an autistic son, for the past 3 years we have been working hard to help him eat a more variety of foods and more nutritious foods too. When he was first diagnosed, his safe food list was very short and it was heavy on sugar. So I started wondering is there a connection between autism and sugar cravings? I want to share more about our journey and how his diet has changed over the past 3 years.

Remember, I am just a mom sharing our story. This blog post is not meant to be medical advice, just information that I have learned. Before you change your diet or your child’s, check with your doctor. read more

Homemade Keto Friendly Alfredo Sauce

Calling all busy moms on a quest for delicious and nutritious meals that fit seamlessly into your low carb lifestyle—this one’s for you! Today, we’re excited to share a mouthwatering recipe that will elevate your dinner game without compromising your health goals. Say hello to our Keto-Friendly Alfredo Sauce, a creamy and indulgent delight made with rich heavy whipping cream and flavorful seasonings. Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or simply seeking a satisfying meal that won’t derail your progress, this Alfredo sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Get ready to whip up a dish that’s as easy to prepare as it is to enjoy—let’s dive in! read more

How to Make Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice: A Flavorful Journey in One Pot!

Today, I’m going to show you how to make Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice – the easy and simple way to get the delicious flavors packed into one dish! When I learned that I could make my favorite Red Beans and Rice in my Instant Pot, I just knew this was going to be a part of my new meal rotation (especially during the fall and winter months!)

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Can you make Red Beans and Rice in an Instant Pot?

I grew up in Louisiana, and one of my favorite meals to enjoy the traditional Louisiana flavors was always Red Beans and Rice. I also love a good gumbo too! read more

Easy Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites

This Easy Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites recipe is the perfect snack or even lunch on the go you can make ahead and snack on the whole week.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Easy Keto Friendly Snacks

When you are wanting to eat low carb or keto, I think the best way to be successful is to plan ahead and have healthy foods that are easy to grab. I like filling my pantry with keto snacks. But it is also a good idea to meal plan and cook some easy to reheat foods that you can eat as snacks like these pizza bites or my sausage balls. If you need help with where to start with filling your pantry with low carb and keto friendly foods, here is my keto grocery list. read more

The Best Low Carb High Protein Recipes

One way we can fuel our bodies without sugar is to focus on eating low carb and high protein foods. Here are some of the best low carb high protein recipes that my family loves to help us reduce the sugar and keep our bodies healthy.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

In this blog post, we’re diving into the world of low-carb, high-protein recipes that cover all the bases—from satisfying dinners to indulgent desserts, energizing breakfasts to savory snacks. Whether you’re following a specific dietary plan or simply looking to add more variety to your meals, these recipes are sure to please your taste buds while keeping you on track with your health and wellness goals. Get ready to discover a delicious array of dishes that prove you don’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition. Let’s dig in and explore the best of both worlds! read more

Healthy and Hassle-Free: Low-Carb Sheet Pan Recipes You’ll Love

I love recipes that are not only easy, but also help me stay carb conscious. With these low-carb sheet pan recipes, you can enjoy a healthy dinner without the hassle.

Why Sheet Pan Meals are Great for Low Carb Living

Besides easy clean up and simple ingredients, sheet pan meals are exceptionally well-suited for low-carb living due to several reasons:

  1. Minimal Carbohydrate Content: By focusing on protein-rich ingredients like meat, seafood, and poultry, along with low-carb vegetables, sheet pan meals naturally tend to be low in carbohydrates. This makes them ideal for individuals following low-carb diets like keto or Atkins.
  2. Versatility with Vegetables: Sheet pan meals allow for a wide variety of low-carb vegetables to be incorporated, such as broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. These veggies are not only low in carbs but also packed with essential nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.
  3. Easy to Customize: Whether you prefer chicken, beef, fish, or tofu as your protein source, sheet pan meals offer endless opportunities for customization. You can easily tailor the ingredients to suit your dietary preferences and restrictions while keeping the carb content low.
  4. Convenient Preparation: One of the biggest advantages of sheet pan meals is their simplicity and convenience. With just one pan and minimal prep work, you can have a complete and balanced meal ready to go in no time. This makes them perfect for busy weeknights or meal prep sessions.
  5. Minimal Cleanup: Since everything cooks together on a single sheet pan, cleanup is a breeze. There’s no need for multiple pots and pans, which means less time spent washing dishes and more time enjoying your delicious low-carb meal.
  6. Balanced Macronutrients: By combining lean proteins with healthy fats from sources like olive oil or avocado, along with fiber-rich vegetables, sheet pan meals offer a well-rounded mix of macronutrients. This helps to keep you feeling satisfied and full while maintaining stable blood sugar levels.

Overall, sheet pan meals offer a convenient, delicious, and nutritious way to embrace low-carb living without sacrificing flavor or variety. With their simplicity and versatility, they make it easy to stick to your low-carb goals while enjoying a wide range of tasty dishes. read more