About Me

 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.

Why the name  ”ABCs and Garden Peas”? This blog was started at a time of great change in my life, 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 more!

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!

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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15 Responses to About Me

  1. Yay! Thanks for commenting on my blog– I love your garden! We’re in Altoona, about two hours away from you guys.

  2. Thanks! I hope to be posting new pics of this year’s garden very soon. The weather has been bad for taking photos, but I’m sure you know all about it! Altoona is really close!

  3. My hubby is also willing to try anything! We are so lucky!! I love experimenting!

  4. I was intrigued by your name from a comment over at PhD in Parenting so glad I found your blog! I’m not the cook in the family, but I love gardening and baking. I also love your story. Looking forward to reading more!

  5. Willow Rosen

    This blog looks like it’s going to be fun to read! :) Thank you and good luck

  6. I like your blog and your attitude!!! :) It;s great to find & meet one more eco-warrior with a BA in Eng Lit :)))! Look forward to reading your blog.
    Come over check out mine… http://bebepure.com
    Cheers!!! :)

  7. I found you by searching for the pear cardamom chutney recipe and you made it sound so exciting and delicious!

    I love your huge garden. I’m hoping mine will be that flourishing someday!

    • admin

      Hi Debbie! I’m glad you stopped by! :)

      Alas, that is no longer our garden (I really need to update this page!) We moved about 3 weeks ago, but next year’s crop is definitely in the planning stages!

      Good luck with your garden!

  8. Angela Musto

    I just found your blog and love it! I have three children of my own and am always looking for other like-minded parents. I’m not sure if you remember me but I hope all is well with your family. (I still have and use a number of your moms recipes.)

    • Wendy

      Of course I remember you, Angela! Like-minded parents are hard to come by sometimes, so I’m very glad you stopped by! Congrats on your family. I have a feeling you’re a fantastic mom. :)

  9. Hi Wendy, just wanted to pop in and say hello from a fellow blogger in the area. I grew up in your neighborhood and still have a lot of family there and now live about an hour away in Lock Haven. You have a great blog here. :)
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