Salsa Soup

By: Martianne Stanger We’ve been eating from our pantry and whatever is left in the fridge more and more, and this what-do-we-have-let’s-throw-it-together recipe was a hit with four of five of us here, so I thought I’d share it to inspire others: Salsa Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 mushrooms, chopped … More Salsa Soup

10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19

By: Martianne Stanger “Stay home!” I keep hearing and seeing these words everywhere during this time of the crazy COVID-19 virus and its fallout. As anyone who has been reading my posts here at Signature Moms for any length of time might have gleaned, the great outdoors nourishes me. Being cooped up in my house … More 10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19

6 Ways to Keep from Going Stir-Crazy During COVID-19

By: Martianne Stanger When you’ve got kids that are used to being out and about and active more than they are at home, the staying mostly at home, social distancing thing can be tough. However, when you allow kids freedom to work and play, following interests and taking care of needs around the house, a … More 6 Ways to Keep from Going Stir-Crazy During COVID-19

3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

By: Martianne Stanger During COVID-19 social distancing, we’ve been shopping less, of course, which mandates greater creativity in the kitchen. My daughter has nailed the kitchen creativity, cooking meals and experimenting to develop her own snack recipes. Among my daughter’s successful food prep forays has been a not-so-exact, every-time-a-bit-different, but always-devoured-within-a-day recipe that we have … More 3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

By: Martianne Stanger   Okay, I admit it.  Some days I miss the freedom and adventure that life before children offered me. Other days, I realize that life is still full of adventure: some quite simple and joy-filled and only experienced because I have children. Case in point: the other day when my children and … More Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes