Food · Food additives

What is Annatto and why is it in my food?

So you’ve removed all the food dyes from your family’s diet, but you still see strange ingredients listed on the back of foods? Things like turmeric, caramel coloring, carmine and annatto? What are all these ingredients and should you be concerned? Let’s address one of the most common –  annatto or annatto extract as it’s… Continue reading What is Annatto and why is it in my food?

Craft · Printables

Free Christmas Bucket List Printable

Life has been nuts for the past few weeks. I haven’t posted much, but when that calendar page turned yesterday and December fell upon us, I realized that the holidays would pass us by quickly. I wanted to make sure we made the most of the coming days and make memories in the process. We’ve done a summer bucket list every… Continue reading Free Christmas Bucket List Printable

Dye Filled · Food · Rants & Raves

Coleslaw Con: A misleading side item

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I ran to the grocery store a few days ago and took Emma with me. As we passed the deli section, she asked if we could buy coleslaw. Sure. Why not? We found the packaged deli coleslaw and I was just about to put it in the cart, but thankfully,… Continue reading Coleslaw Con: A misleading side item

Dye Free · Rants & Raves

Tales From A Dye Free Mom: How A Bowl of Halloween Candy Opened My Eyes (And It’s Not What You Think)

  You know those Facebook memories that pop up and let you reminisce about the years past? Well, today (the day after Halloween) apparently mine for the past 7 years went a little something like this…”Halloween Hangover in the Boudreaux house.” It was eerily like Groundhog Day for me. My kids were suffering from severe… Continue reading Tales From A Dye Free Mom: How A Bowl of Halloween Candy Opened My Eyes (And It’s Not What You Think)

Family Life · Kids

I hope you won’t need too much therapy…

It’s the time of year for parent teacher conferences and I had the very last one yesterday. It was the one for my sweet Emma Kate, which technically could happen through a phone call, since she’s my most mature and dependable kid. Ironically, it went the worst. It left me and her teacher in tears.… Continue reading I hope you won’t need too much therapy…

Dye Free · Rants & Raves

The Other Ingredient To Look Out For In Children’s Medicine Even If It’s Dye Free…

  ***This is a post from my old site, but as cold and flu season approaches, this post might prove helpful. *** See that cute kid below? The one with the dark circles under her eyes? She was sick this week and was given a prescription for antibiotics. I went in fully prepared and requested dye… Continue reading The Other Ingredient To Look Out For In Children’s Medicine Even If It’s Dye Free…