My Summer Berry Pie Recipe

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We are definitely berry addicts in our house and this quick, easy and healthy pie will satisfy your sweet craving! Even better, most kids will eat it!

I use store bought pie crust from the frozen section to cut down on time but you can totally use a basic pie crust recipe to create your own.  The great thing is you can swap out and do whatever mixture of berries your family is into.  Below is a list of everything you need!


Ingredients

(2) Frozen ready to back pie crusts

(1) Small packages of organic strawberries

(1) Package of organic blueberries

(1) Lemon

1/4 Cup of sugar

2 tbsp of all purpose flour

1 Egg

Preheat oven to 375F.  Clean and cut berries and put them into a bowl, (you can combine them or keep them separately). In a seperate small bowl, mix together dry ingredients, sugar and flour.  Squeeze juice of one lemon onto berries, then pour in dry ingredients and mix together.  Pour berries into the pie crust (be careful to make the berries level with the crust so the juices don’t overflow when they bake).  Take the second pie crust out of the pan and you use a rolling pin to quickly flatten it out.  You can make my flag pie version by cutting strips and stars out of the pie dough. Or use the entire pie crust to top the pie and then trim any excess over the edges.  If you use the entire crust make sure to cut some openings in the top to help it vent while cooking.  In a separate bowl beat the egg and then brush onto the crust to give it that nice golden brown cover.  Cook for 20-25 minutes (keep an eye on the crust).

I then let it sit until room temperature and either serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

ENJOY!

 

Peace out 35, hello 36!

June 15th was my birthday!  Usually I dislike getting a year older but this year I was ready to call it on 35…see ya!  Hello 36, I am ready for you!

Last year on my 35th birthday, two lines popped up on a pregnancy test and we found out we were having another baby!  Little did I know what would be in store for me. Let’s just say, I hope I do not have any more brushes with death planned in the future.  If you want to know more about my journey with placenta accreta, you can pop over to my old blog site and read my journey.  Placenta Accreta Got Nothing On Me

The highlight of my 35th year was definitely the birth of my son Maverick, who completed our family.  I am beyond thankful I get to be called his Mama!

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Last year was really rough too, physically, mentally and emotionally for my entire family.  Personally I am still working out some of the kinks from having been through such a traumatic experience, but I am ready to start this new year off fresh!  I think as woman in general it is so easy for us to make light of everything and just to say “I’m good,” when asked.  What I am learning is it is okay to acknowledge when we are experiencing difficulties and instead of surpress and hide these feelings, we should speak up.  Sometimes you can’t get through things on your own and it is okay to seek guidance and help.

As the saying goes, another year older, another year wiser.  🙂

-Lisa

 

Being a Mom in 2018

As I now have 3 children of my own, I often reflect on my own childhood. I played outside barefoot and rode my bike everywhere. I was the last care free generation who didn’t have to fear that going to school or a shopping mall would put my life in danger.  My friends and I found our own entertainment, playing make-believe outdoors was a regular occurance. My parents didn’t hover over me, I learned from my own mistakes which contributed to me being “street smart.” A child of the late 80’s / 90’s was maybe not as great as my parents had it during their childhood but definitely times were much simpler when I was little.

Today’s Mom has it much harder. Trying to balance children, a home, a job and still making time to find you. Trying to keep some sliver of your previous identity while still reveling in the role of being “Mom” to your precious little creations. Social media everywhere trying to shove us into a mold and tell us how are we supposed to be, how we are supposed to parent. We are contantly competing to fill our Instagram news feeds with fun filled family vacations and our kid’s smiling for pictures in perfectly manicured outfits.

This is not real life! Most day’s I am lucky to slather on some deodorant, brush my teeth and throw on some athletic wear (my typical uniform). We clean dirty butts and messy faces. We handle meltdowns and beg our children to just take one more bite! We worry…constantly…and google everything! We walk around with our baby’s strapped to our bodies and stress over whether our school aged children are participating in enough extra curricular activities.

This blog is for the Mom’s like me who love the crap out of their kid’s but also count down the minutes until they are tucked into their beds for the night.

So, why did I start this blog? To bring you relevent and real life topics on motherhood, parenting and “keeping it real.”  All while adding a little bit of humor and funny stories of my own little ducklings along the way. Sharing all my favorite products and hacks I have learned over the last seven years of being a Mom.  Stay tuned and thanks for dropping by!

XO,

Lisa

 

 

 

Were you a child of the 80’s / 90’s? Comment below and tell me what you loved most about growing up during this time!