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…

Dye Free · Recipes

Dye Free Halloween Party (For Under $25 From ALDI)

If you’re dye free like us, the holidays are a rough time. Up until a few years ago, I threw all kinds of parties for the kids and the 2 little boys that lived across the street. But they moved a few years back and life got in the way. And every time I looked… Continue reading Dye Free Halloween Party (For Under $25 From ALDI)

Dye Free

Why so blue? The surprising ingredient that’s sometimes hidden in marshmallows.

When we first began this journey over 5 years ago, one of the first things I noticed was that just because something was WHITE, it didn’t mean it was dye free. We quickly discovered that a lot of white food products were made using blue food coloring. Who knew? For centuries, people have used “bluing”… Continue reading Why so blue? The surprising ingredient that’s sometimes hidden in marshmallows.

What We Did This Weekend

Our Weekend in Pictures: A Girls Trip to Austin

When you have 4 kids, time alone with each one basically never happens. So when I had a bunch of things I wanted to take to one of my sisters for her daughter that involved a short road trip, I figured I would take at least a couple of my kids. But these past few… Continue reading Our Weekend in Pictures: A Girls Trip to Austin