Mama's Twig & Blossoms Blog

Natural Easter Egg Dye

No matter where you are on the spectrum of healthy living, you should know that natural Easter egg dye isn't just for the crunchiest among us. Oh no, friends, you can wear deodoran...

Golden Milk

There are days when I have to flat out give myself a high five for a job well done and it feels sooo good! Today is one of those days. I, perhaps like many of you, have a whole lis...

When Our Kids are Hard to Parent

In this age of social media where we tend to put only our best foot forward, and especially at Christmas when what we see on our Facebook and Instagram feeds are happy families wit...

A Small Request

This morning, as we were heading out the door for our walk to kindergarten, I asked my daughter what she'd like to do after school. She looked at me happily and said, "Mama, can yo...

Best Lemon Curd EVER!

It's Good Friday, which means (among many other beautiful things) that my kiddos have the day off from school. It's a special day, to be sure. Though for my kids, at the young age ...

Pizzelles for Days

Oh so many years ago (almost 11, to be a bit more exact) my husband and I received a Pizzelle maker as a wedding gift. For whatever reason it was not oft-used, but I brought it o...

Thai-Inspired Noodle Soup

Baby it's COLD outside! These are the days, friends, that I want a delicious soup to warm me from the inside out, but to be honest, I'm tired of cream-based soups. So as of late I'...

It's Midnight and I'm Making Shaving Cream

We're pretty green. You know that, right? I mean, in oh so many areas we try to be as chemical free as possible. We make all our own cleaners, we buy organic whenever we can, our m...

Pico de Gallo

Do you remember a couple weeks ago when I posted about our yummy Mexican rice? It was a hit, even with the kids, so today we busted out the oil bottles once again when making Pico ...

Mexican Rice

One of my goals for the new year is to cook more from scratch. I know, it's super easy to run by the bakery for a baguette, but making my own somehow feels so accomplished. Plus yo...

How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party

On a recent trip to Prague I pulled the kids into yet another church and my daughter was about to revolt when my son said, "Sofia, shhh! Maybe this is one of the churches ma...

The Magic of Childhood

Two Christmases ago our Elf on the Shelf, Luciano, left my children a gift of lollipop seeds before going back with Santa to the North Pole. The kids were ecstatic, and immediately...

Big Feelings, Kid-Sized Packages

It is the tender hearted moments like this that tug so at my mama heartstrings. Yesterday my sweet littles had their first concert in German. Leading up to the day there were quest...

Kids in a Cage

We Love German playgrounds, they are the absolute best!! If you want to slide down a slide, you're going to have to work for it. And though my heart still sometimes skips a beat wh...

Carrot Juice Pulp Muffins

We love to make fresh juice and have tried various recipes over the years to use the pulp leftover from juicing. My family has gamely tried countless varieties of raw crackers (som...

Taco Rice Bowl

I love to make my family healthy meals, but let's face it, fast and easy meals are where it's at. Nowadays, though, it's never been so easy to marry fast and easy with healthy, and...

Dandelion Pesto

Many, MANY years ago my sister made Dandelion Wine. There was some unfortunate sediment, and it wasn't the most delicious beverage, but it was the first time that I became aware of...

For the Unseen Among Us

It is Mother's Day and I have been effectively sequestered in my room, with a cup of coffee, while my husband and sweet children make Mother's Day magic in another part of the hous...

White Beans with Rosemary

OK friends, it's been a few weeks since I've posted (but since then we've visited several additional states, so....) and I thought I'd treat you to one of my favorite recipes for t...

We grow where we're planted

Being a part of a military family means we move, a lot. In the last 9 years, we have lived in Texas, Arizona, Germany, (short stint in Kansas), Colorado, Kansas (again), Georgia, a...