For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


Kool-Aid makes for colorful eggs

Kool-Aid makes for colorful eggs

by Coastal Mommies... on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:53am

Every year at Easter time, my family colors hard-boiled eggs.

Celebrating a small victory for our picky eater

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:16am

The big news last night when my husband got home from work was that our 3-year-old had eaten mashed potatoes at dinner. I realize that doesn't sound too impressive to most parents. What kid doesn't eat mashed potatoes? What's not to like about mashed potatoes?

Effingham Meal Deals

by kgillyard on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:52pm

After a hard day of work or play, sometimes mom or dad needs to take a break from the kitchen.  But, its great to do so if it doesn't break the budget.  In doing my research I found that there are plenty of places in Savannah that offer free or low cost kids meals. Guess what we have here in Effingham County.

At the Rusty Pig on HWY 21, kids eat free with a purchase of an adult meal all day Saturday.

Dairy Queen on HWY 21, kids eat free on Wednesday nights.

Homemade Butter

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 7:57pm

Today my kids and I made our own
butter. It was great fun! All you need is some heavy whipping cream,
a bit of salt (if you prefer salted butter), and a mixer. We put the
heavy whipping cream in a large bowl, added salt, and beat it on

At my wit's end over my picky eater

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 1:31pm

It's 7:30 pm and my 2-year-old is demanding, “pancake!” Yes, he is hungry because he hardly ate any dinner, which is all too common for this little guy.

From birth, my third child has had issues with eating. He required supplemental cup-feeding while he learned how to breastfeed properly. Then he resisted solid foods so adamantly that we finally caved in and offered him all sorts of junk food just to get him eating something. (He would literally scream and cry if a piece of unwanted food – meat, veggies, fruit, pasta - was placed in front of him.)

How's Your Pace?

How's Your Pace?

by Health and Well... on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 9:27am

Dear Coastal Mommies,

The Beauty of Iceberg Lettuce

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 01/19/2011 - 11:24am

Ah, the conveniences of modern life... cell phones, microwaves, salad-in-a-bag. Things we so easily take for granted. Yesterday, instead of buying my usual bagged romaine lettuce, I opted for a head of iceberg lettuce, thinking it would be fun for my kids to help make salad and hoping they would gobble it up like they do the salad at The Olive Garden.

Toddler Broadens His Horizons From Waffles to Quail

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 2:07pm

My 20-month-old is a picky eater, to say the least. He essentially lives on chocolate chip waffles and tortilla shells with peanut butter. Lest you think me a terrible mom, let me just say that each child is truly unique. My two older kids were great, healthy eaters who regularly consumed generous portions of beans, veggies, meat, tofu, and fruit.

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

by Coastal Mommies... on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 7:36am

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

PARIS - The first time that I tore open a package of Prince chocolate cookies and started eating them in the car, my boyfriend, Xavier, just about came unglued.

"What are you doing?!" he said, and none too quietly. You'd have thought I was about to open a bordeaux instead of a burgundy.

"Um, eating a cookie," I replied. "Car snacks," I added, "you know."

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