Author Archive | Jana

BST Post

Neighbors, I’m not dealing drugs. Just selling my kids clothes on the local BST Group!

Neighbors, that random brown paper bag a stranger just picked up from my front porch is not filled with drugs I’m dealing out of my Buckhead home. It’s something I sold to said stranger on the local Buy, Sell, Trade (BST) group (a.k.a. “the exchange”) on Facebook. It’s the only reason I carry cash or have cash in […]

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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Whole Roasted Chicken

Chicken Prep 1

Yes, mamas… it’s that good — it sure as heck will knock your socks off. Whether you have two different pairs on or realize you’re wearing your husband’s, this crispy-skin chicken recipe is yummy and toddler approved. 

It is one of those easy meals that’s all prep and you can pop in the oven and forget about it! It also looks beautiful and would impress the socks off your friends too, if you served it while entertaining. It’s great for making ahead, which is why I usually prep during nap time. If you watch the sales, you can get a whole chicken really inexpensive. This one from Whole Foods was local organic and was less than $6 for the whole thing! 

I like to serve with Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice (this stuff is amazing — you place in the microwave and it’s done in 90 seconds!, but it would also be great with a salad.

(Current view of what my food prep usually looks like when baby doesn’t nap: dog cleaning up the Puff crumbs and baby scooting across the kitchen floor.)

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preserving your child's memories

6 Ideas for Capturing and Preserving your Child’s Memories

My parents recently moved and decided to “dump” my childhood memories at my house. They showed up in three large dusty brown Rubbermaid totes. These memories were yellowed, curled up and smelled of time. Years to be exact. Years of scribbled coloring pages, handmade books, Precious Moments figurines, the original American Girl Molly doll and accessories, […]

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Dos and Don'ts for Visiting New Moms

Sit Down and Stay (but really, please don’t!) – Dos and Don’ts for Visiting New Moms

Bringing home a new baby can be such an exciting time, but also exhausting and emotional for a new mom. Even if you have kids, you may have forgotten the overwhelming first few weeks home from the hospital (they are a sleep deprived blur!). Here are some rules and advice for loving on your friend […]

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Gretchens

Gretchen’s – Atlanta’s Children’s Shop for 60 Years! {Sponsored Post + Giveaway}

Atlanta Area Moms Blog is partnering with Gretchen’s Children’s Shop for this post. That said, we are dedicated to bringing you brands that we love and the thoughts and opinions are my own. Gretchen’s Children’s Shop There are few sweeter things than a newborn in a soft Pima cotton day gown or little siblings in a matching smocked […]

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view from backseat

View from the Backseat

I was in the checkout line at Publix the other day and overheard the 20-something’s phone conversation in front of me. She was chatting away at how “terrible the service was,” at what I presumed to be her favorite Friday night spot, to grab margaritas and cheese dip with friends. She was saying they “waited […]

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