About Me

aboutuspic Hi! I’m Wendy. Welcome! I’m glad you found me and my little blog.

This blog’s mission: To promote positivity, support, information and inspiration, and to gain the same from like-minded moms. You might even find a laugh or two.

Why the name  “ABCs and Garden Peas”? This blog was started at a time when nights out with friends changed into baby toys and breastfeeding (the ABCs) and on-the-run snacking and lattes between classes changed into a love of homegrown, organic food and a greater focus on health (the Garden Peas!)

I’m what you might call a crunchy mom, but until June of ’13, I spent my days running the corporate rat race. Something finally clicked after welcoming our second child, and I decided to put my granola where my mouth is and bag my grocery marketing job.

After making small changes for years, we finally took the plunge into greener, simpler living, and how to make it work on a freelancer’s budget. We now own the property of our dreams with a small, sustainable house we bought in an effort to decrease our footprint on the Earth, and a blueberry farm is in our future!  I hope you’ll join us often as we explore, plant, grow, learn, cook, eat, play and do everything we can fit into this time we have (while teaching 2 littles to do the same!)

Topics you’ll find:

Real Food • Attachment Parenting• Breastfeeding • Natural/Organic Brands and Products • Gardening • Local Treasures • All Things Kid-related

…and real stories from a mom who had no idea what she was getting herself into.

This blog has been the best way I’ve ever found to meet like-minded friends, so if you think we might have something in common, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

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Check out a few of my more popular posts here:

My first post about food

The Greatest Gift… (a post about breastfeeding)

Recipe: Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia

I’m a Fuzzibeliever!

…and don’t miss my featured guest posts on DrGreene.com and Healthy Child, Healthy World!



*I am not a doctor and have no medical experience. Any advice, tips, etc. found on this blog are the result of many years in the food service industry, college nutrition classes, several years as a Health and Wellness writer, and an (obsessive?) interest in healthy food. Please consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian with specific questions.

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