They put what in animal feed?!?!?!

Like many working moms, I was constantly bombarded by the commercials that state that I am way too busy to make anything myself.  And to be honest, I bought into that and I was spending hundreds of dollars a month and thousands a year… Continue Reading “They put what in animal feed?!?!?!”

So what does the government really regulate?

Can you really trust the USDA?  I thought for the longest time if food is being sold in American stores and have the USDA stamp it has to be good for me.  As I delved deeper into this, I realized that special interest and… Continue Reading “So what does the government really regulate?”

Oh! The Trials and Tribulations of living unprocessed.

The roller coaster of living unprocessed!!!! I have written about not going into this guns blazing and there is a reason, you can get worn down.  I mean for a middle class family and a working mom, life happens and you slip. Fortunately, it… Continue Reading “Oh! The Trials and Tribulations of living unprocessed.”

Is there anything out there that is not on the net?

I have learned through this journey that the internet is not just a great place for information, but it is a great place to shop and source your food.  With  today’s technology, you can pretty much ship anything.  I have been able to expand… Continue Reading “Is there anything out there that is not on the net?”

Do you really save money?

As I look back on the past two years and think about the changes that we made and has it really saved us that much money? As I look at the food we eat and the money we spend on food, I see a… Continue Reading “Do you really save money?”

Do you really need 6 heads of lettuce or 20 limes?

As we have gone through this journey, we developed a groove and what would seem as a daunting task to many is truly living for us.  When I started this journey, it started with butter and then I started to think about what I spend… Continue Reading “Do you really need 6 heads of lettuce or 20 limes?”

Don’t go into this guns blazing!

As I dissect everything we eat and how can I make sure that I remove as much processing as I possibly can, I do find some things are beyond my reach as a working mom.  And I am ok with that.  There is so… Continue Reading “Don’t go into this guns blazing!”

My journey began 4 years ago.

When I first embarked on this journey, my husband said, there is no way you will be able to make everything from scratch.  He said we have to be realistic and do what we can but we can’t go over board.  I remember saying… Continue Reading “My journey began 4 years ago.”

When did I come to my senses?

So why now? some have asked.  Did I just wake up one day and said I have had enough!  No, I think it was a gradual thing for our family that ended with this incredible urgency of having to get our life on track… Continue Reading “When did I come to my senses?”


As a full time working mother, I always felt that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done, and living in a society based on consumerism and one that lacks any concept of self sufficiency, you firmly and wholeheartedly believe that.  You… Continue Reading “Introductions”