Reestablishing Healthy Goals and a ZonePerfect Giveaway

Reestablishing Healthy Goals and a ZonePerfect Giveaway Back in January I wrote a letter to myself, encouraging good habits and staying on track for my fitness goals in 2014: Dear Ashley, I know it was hard and sucked running so much and going to the gym a lot. You were tired, sore, and sometimes just plain stubborn. But look at you. No seriously, stop reading and look in the mirror. Hard work pays off. You wanted to tone up, [more]

Back to School with the KIWI Shop!

Back to School with the KIWI Shop! Reality is setting in, we have to go back to school soon. Some of my friends are already back on the grind of the new school year. Whether you have already started back or like me are holding tightly to those last few weeks of freedom, the KIWI Shop has what you need to make this year great.  What is the KIWI Shop? The KIWI Shop was born from KIWI Magazine and all [more]

Robin Williams, Depression, Me, & Laughing through the Pain

Robin Williams, Depression, Me, & Laughing through the PainLike the rest of the world, I was shocked and saddened by what happened to our beloved Robin Williams. A lot of my childhood laughs originated from one of his characters. My first memories of him was as Mork the quirky alien. Genie, Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire, I could go on and on. As an adult The Birdcage is still one of my favorite comedies. Even though I never had [more]

Rock the Lunchbox and Win! #RocktheLunchbox

Rock the Lunchbox and Win! #RocktheLunchbox Last year I got to Rock the Lunchbox and this year I am doing it again. I am doing things a little different though. I enlisted the help of my baby girl to come up with lunch ideas that are healthy, tasty, and fun to eat.  First, I asked her to draw her dream lunch. I told her not to worry about what anyone would think of it, just draw whatever [more]

Planes Fire and Rescue Review and Printables!

Planes Fire and Rescue Review and Printables! The family and I saw Planes Fire and Rescue in 3D a few nights ago. We are big fans of the first Planes, especially my little guy so you can imagine his excitement when I told him we were seeing Fire and Rescue! The movie starts with Dusty, fresh off his big win at Wings Across the World, taking on race after race. He is a phenomenon in the racing world, remember he [more]

Workouts For Busy Moms

Workouts For Busy Moms Most weeks I can make the gym regularly. Life likes to happen though so sometimes the gym is out of the question, unless I go at 6am and sorry I like my sleep too much for that. Because of those kinds of days I started to look for ways to get in some sort of exercise no matter what.  These workouts won't give you your ultimate mile time, best distance, or [more]

Category Archives: Health

Introducing Hometown Harvest!

Introducing Hometown Harvest!

Hometown Harvest is a blog sponsor, which means they are compensating me for posts, referrals, and sharing my experience with their services. As all always opinions are my own!

As some of you may have seen on Facebook I was sharing how excited I was to introduce you all to Hometown Harvest. I am excited for a few reasons. One I’m welcoming them as a sponsor for Teachable Mommy! Woo hoo! Two, they are a local business who supports local farmers. Fantastic! And three, Hometown Harvest provides organic, non-gmo produce for the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas! Awesome!!

Hometown Harvest


Although we have great grocery stores with a nice selection, I have been wanting to support local farmers for awhile. Unfortunately, finding a CSA type program to meet my needs has not worked out. I’m sporadic, and life is crazy so I needed a program that was as flexible as I needed it to be. After chatting about supporting local farmers and business with other bloggers, I was told about Hometown Harvest from Liza at aMusing Foodie. Once I checked out the website, I was sold. This was a company that I could get behind 100% and I wanted to spread the word!

Signing up doesn’t take long at all and within a few days you receive your delivery schedule. You can choose all veggies, all fruit, a mix of both, other products, and what size bag you want. Customize your bag or let it come as a surprise. We chose the small customizable veggie and fruit bag. Every week I get an email telling me what produce is available to fill my bag with. Then I get to to pick what I want and my delivery is at my front door Wednesday morning. Did you catch that? Hometown Harvest delivers. And all the moms yelled THANK YOU!

Look for delicious new recipes featuring the great produce I find in my bag from Hometown Harvest coming to the blog soon!

I wanted to share some of what I love about Hometown Harvest and why I think you will love them too!

Hometown Harvest

Organically Farmed and Non-GMO!

For the most part, yes. About 95% of everything we offer is organic. There are a few exceptions to this rule. During our local growing season, there are some items that are just not possible to find locally and certified organic. These items include tree fruit and sweet corn, and are usually grown following Integrated Pest Management practices (IPM) that closely mirror organic methods, do not yet have official certification. We always make it clear what items are organic and what items are not on our menu each week.

We exhaustively research where our products come from to ensure that your food is 100% non-GMO, completely pesticide-free, antibiotic-free, and that workers are treated fairly. We demand certified humane, pasture-raised animal products that are minimally processed with no additives or chemical preservatives. With our small carbon footprint from efficient routes and keeping your car out of traffic, you can feel good about ordering from Hometown Harvest.

It’s like a CSA but not exactly.

No, but many of our growers participate in CSAs. Just like a CSA, you are supporting local agriculture with your order, but unlike a CSA, you can complete customize your experience.

Hometown Harvest

Can you say delivery? Yes!

We currently deliver to parts of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, and we are sprouting new routes all the time. Please check out our “Delivery” page for specific areas.

Hometown Harvest supports local farmers!

Yes—we have a growing list of local farmers that we source from. We always go to our local farmers first. So while we are in season, our menu is 100% local. During the off season (typically Dec-April) we try to include as many local items as we can find, but then we also bring in organic produce from outside of our area—always keeping it with in the U.S., and again as close to home as possible.

Hometown Harvest


If you’re planning to sign up, be sure to mention my name on the form. I’d love for Hometown Harvest to know you heard about them from me!

Organic Shopping on A Budget by Ashleigh Evans

Organic Shopping on A Budget by Ashleigh Evans

Organic Shopping on a Budget Hi everyone!  My name is Ashleigh and my blog is Being Cheap is Easy.  I love to share recipes and money saving tips.  I met Ashley at Bloggy Con last year and I am so honored to be guest posting here.  I am still a “going green” newbie and IContinue Reading

You Won’t Find GMOs in Stonyfield Yogurt!

You Won’t Find GMOs in Stonyfield Yogurt!

“Not all yogurt cups are created equal. Stonyfield is obsessively organic when it comes to the way we’ve made our yogurt for the past 30 years.” -Stonyfield Co-Founder & Chairman Gary Hirshberg. Not All Yogurt Cups Are Created Equal Stonyfield makes its certified organic and authentically strained Greek yogurt without the use of GMOs, toxicContinue Reading

Natural Allergy Remedies!

Natural Allergy Remedies!

I live in an area where allergies are bad. The pollen count is off the charts daily and people walk around in a haze of over the counter medicines that just do not seem to help. When we began living a more green and clean life I wanted to find ways to help relieve commonContinue Reading

How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

  It is almost summer. Pools are opening, schools are closing, beaches are calling, and the smell of sunscreen seems to float on the breeze… I am a pale skinned, freckled face redhead. Which basically means the sun and I are not on good terms. Even going outside for 10 minutes will equal big burnsContinue Reading


Hometown Harvest


Grab My Button!

Teachable Mommy

Contact Me!

Your message was successfully sent. Thank You!