Heather Plizga

Things Heather loves: blue skies, green grass, trees rustling in the wind. Heather is a country girl through and through. She grew up on 10 acres of rolling countryside in SE Iowa. Over their 7 years of marriage, Heather and her husband (Ted) have lived in 3 different states. But Heather grew tired of the big, grey city so, in 2013, they moved to Rochester (Ted’s hometown) for some green Minnesota living. Fast forward a few short years and she now has two bustling boys – Everett (3) and Judah (14mos). Heather also loves food. Full disclosure - she eats ice cream nightly! She is a registered dietitian and is passionate about how she feeds her family. In order to stay home with her boys, only a year ago she became a licensed family childcare provider. She feeds her daycare family with the same enthusiasm. Her goal is to provide readers with practical tools so they may also feed their families well. !
watching old movies

How Re-Watching Older Movies Brings Me Comfort

In addition to being thoroughly entertained, while re-watching these older movies I often find myself remembering.
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The Seven Stages of Motherhood

I hope you find some comfort in the fact that, no matter what stage of motherhood you are in, there are millions of other moms out there in that same stage right along with you.

Grill-Master Mom (In Training)

Have I mentioned, that my grill makes clean-up a breeze?!  I love grilling for supper because I don't have to spend an hour washing pots and pans afterwards.
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Poop, Farts, and Winkies: Normalizing the Boy Vocabulary

I want them to laugh and joke about things they think are funny. At our house, we are trying to normalize the boy vocabulary; poop, farts, winkies, and all.
distance learning

Learning and Growing With My Kindergartener, While Distance Learning

Distance learning started off well enough... that is, until it crashed and burned. My son would scowl at me with crossed arms and feet firmly planted while saying, "I'm not doing it!!"
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I Can Tell You Are Smiling Under Your Mask

I see you; I am looking at your face, and I can tell you are smiling under your mask.
3 boys

But Will I Be Lonely Without A Girl? – A Boymom’s Question

What will my boys look like 10-15 years from now?  Would I regret not having a girl when my boys are fully grown and we have less in common?
non-dairy milk

Are Non-Dairy ‘Milks’ Nutritionally Adequate Substitutes for Children?

As a registered dietitian, I decided to investigate the question: Are non-dairy 'milks' nutritionally adequate substitutes for children?
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I am a Human Pacifier

I have three boys, and each one was very different when it came to their pacifier preferences.  My first son was very PRO-pacifier. Pacifiers helped tremendously with his self-soothing skills in the first few...
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The Snuggle Struggle: A Toddler Mom’s Cry for Help

Why can't she snuggle her sweet toddler on her own terms? Does not cuddling with him when he is supposed to be learning to sleep on his own mean that she isn't savoring his childhood?