Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

I never met a taco I didn’t like! Ha! And these are no exception. What I love the most about these tacos is that they’re filled with ingredients that Molly really loves, so when I make them for me and Kevin, Molly gobbles them up too! I wish I could take credit for the recipe, but I can’t. I learned it from my HelloFresh meals. You guys have probably noticed a lot of the things I make are from HelloFresh. That’s really for two reasons. One, because we get 3 meals delivered to us every week. So I really do cook it a lot. And also because I couldn’t cook worth a lick before I started getting HelloFresh! I’m serious! I used to be embarrassed when my mother-in-law would come over because she’s such a great cook and would prepare us so many delicious meals and I literally couldn’t cook anything other than pasta. But now when she comes over I make her different recipes I’ve learned from HelloFresh and she’s taken a few of the recipes home with her because she’s liked them so much! Anyway, I want to share one of my favorites with you guys today and that’s the sweet potato and black bean tacos! Here’s what you need to make them:

Ingredients

  • Two sweet potatoes
  • One yellow onion
  • 1/4 oz Cilantro
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • 6 to 7 ounces black beans
  • One lime
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 ounce honey (I used a tablespoon worth)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • One avocado
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions

Taken right of the HelloFresh recipe card that comes with your delivery each week 😉

  • Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut sweet potatoes into ½-inch cubes. Toss on a baking sheet with 1 TBSP olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, halve, peel and dice onion. Pick cilantro leaves from stems; discard stems. Mince or grate garlic. Drain and rinse half the beans from the box (use the rest as you like). Zest ½ tsp zest from lime, then cut into halves.

  • Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, tossing occasionally, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and beans to pan. Cook, tossing, until fragrant and warmed through, 3-4 minutes.

  • Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven to warm, about 5 minutes. (TIP: Alternatively, wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm, about 30 seconds.) Toss sweet potatoes, honey, cumin, and juice from one lime half into pan with beans and cook until liquid is mostly evaporated, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Halve, pit and peel avocado. Cut one half into thin slices. Roughly chop other half and place in a medium bowl along with sour cream, juice from remaining lime half and lime zest. Mash with a fork until mostly smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread avocado crema onto tortillas, then top each with filling, avocado slices, and cilantro. TIP: Break out the hot sauce if you like it spicy.

And that’s it!

These babies are seriously so easy to make and full of ingredients everyone will love! And if you watch my Instagram stories you’ve probably seen me cook these with Molly. While cooking them one day I discovered that she actually likes to eat sweet potato raw! I thought that was super weird but then started googling it and I guess it’s not that weird at all. Although I will say she does eat a lot more of the sweet potato once I cook it. Ha! She also loves to eat the tortillas while I’m cooking as you can see in the below photo! Ha!

I also want to share my HelloFresh code with you guys since I’m a partner of theirs! Heck, I have the code so I might as will give it to you guys right?! Code ALILUVS60 will get you 6 free meals! And after that the meals break down to less than $8 a person per meal for the family plan. And what I especially love about HelloFresh is that it reduces waste. Since they only send exactly the amount of ingredients I need, I don’t have to buy extra like I would if I was shopping at the grocery store. For example, you can’t really buy six flour tortillas. Instead, I would buy the whole pack of tortillas and possibly not use them all before they go bad. I’m notorious for letting food spoil! But once we started using HelloFresh, I’ve gotten so much better about it and it makes me feel good about doing better for the environment! Plus, I have two kids now and to be honest with you I haven’t stepped foot in a grocery store since Riley was born. And that’s the honest truth! Either Kevin goes or nobody goes. So he’s especially thankful that we get meals delivered right to our doorstep with HelloFresh. It’s so helpful! Anyway, just want to share with you guys! Hope you’re all having a great week! What are you making for dinner tonight? Tell me in the comments below!

137 Thoughts

137 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

  1. Yum! Reminds me of these sweet potato taco bowls I’ve made- with those I just toss small sweet potato pieces in taco seasoning and roast them in the oven, then combine with rice, corn, black beans, peppers, sour cream, salsa, guac. Delicious, easy, and relatively healthy- win, win, win!!

  2. Hey Ali. I sent dm after our last conversation here…and have been worried ever since. She please check dm from @p.s.i_love_u_too. It’s the mom in me that is thinking about it 🙈. And now I’m off to read your sleep training blog!

  3. Hi Ali,
    This is not related to your subject today, and I said this on your Instagram, but in case you missed it, I wanted you to know I ordered your leggings from Nordstrom in black and I have already worn them, I love the high waist, I may need to order a smaller size next time, but they are great. Also, I love the mirrors on each side of your bed, but they were a little too expensive for me, but I found some that would work at Kirkland’s, they have a lot of things for the home. I love following you, your family and your style.
    Best Wishes,
    Peggy

    1. I got the leggings too and I love them! The high waist is great and they are thick enough to feel comfortable wearing them out. 🙂

  4. I think you should consider getting some professional help. Yes, being a mom is SUPER hard, but you literally go from one extreme to the other SO often AND you only ever seem to be happy when things are going perfectly and your kids are both well and sleeping 11-12 hours a night (HEAVEN FORBID if they ONLY sleep 10 hours a night like sweet Riley did the other night, but you STILL came on Instagram to complain about that….COME ON!!!)
    While I do totally know how hard being a Mom is, it is not normal to be so extreme when the days are challenging. Not to mention, you are already way more privileged than the average person. Get some help. Your kids deserve better.

    1. I am not sure how you thought this was a kind and supportive comment towards a mom. All us moms have bad moments and goodness moments she is being open and sharing hers. How rude of you to judge in such an unsupportive manner.

    2. There should not be any mom shaming out there. First of all this had no relation to what was posted. Second everyone, no matter who they are, famous or not is allowed to have a bad day. I’m saddened that there are people out there who feel they have the right to judge when they don’t have the full picture! Save your negativity… we all should as mothers be supportive and understanding of each other!

    3. What is wrong with you? She’s being real and open about her struggles. You wouldn’t want to be around me then because I’m just as expressive. And guess what?! More people should be because that makes people relatable.

      These words are not kind at all. And honestly, it’s a bit cowardly. I bet you wouldn’t be posting when your picture and profile are shown.

      Sounds like someone’s a bit jelly!

    4. You know what… I have never left a comment on Ali’s page but felt I needed to today! I appreciate the honestly that Ali shares with us. As a momma of two I can relate to what she is going through. I had a hard transition after my second baby… doesn’t matter how “privileged” you are… being a mom is universal! I’m not going to talk negatively about you or to you Caitlyn but I think you need to think twice about what you say to people struggling. Moms should support other moms. And if you have an issue with a post simply unfollow her…. but do not make her feel like a bad mom or make her feel like she isn’t doing a good job!!! We are all doing our best!!!

      And Ali… yummy tacos 😘😘 I’m sure my boys would love them! I will try them next week!!!

    5. It’s disappointing that a mother would make such rude and hurtful comments to another mother. Everyone has different experiences and struggles when raising a child, and Ali does her best to be transparent and relatable to everyone—successfully if I may add! Imagine if someone posted publicly on your blog these comments! Shame on you. Maybe you should seek some professional help on how to be kind to others.

    6. Hey Caitlyn, it’s a well known fact that sleep deprivation can dramatically affect mental health. Of course better sleep is going to positively affect her mood, while lack of sleep will do the opposite…it’s not rocket science. Go ahead and move along if her parenting techniques don’t align with yours.

    7. Thanks, Caillou’s mom. Your children are very lucky to have such a perfect, non-judgmental, kind mother to look up to! Wow.

      1. This made me laugh out loud! Seriously, people … be nice. We’re all doing our best. Ali, thank you for your transparency and vulnerability. It’s super easy to give only the highlight reel… thank you for being the real deal. ♥️

    8. It makes me mad that a person would say that your kids deserve better. You are a wonderful mom. Just ignore hurtful people.

    9. What a terribly rude thing to say to somebody. You see a minescule fraction of her life, and you think you know enough to pass judgment? Ignorant. Maybe YOU need some help.

      Ali, I LOVE following your life. It gives me hope that one day everything will work out in mine.

      Lots of love from Canada,

      Jenn

    10. Being a mom IS HARD and every day is different and every parent is different. What right do you have to judge? Just because someone chooses to share their life in a public forum does not give you the right to put them down for any reason. You especially do not get to “diagnose” someone’s supposed mental health issues based on less than 10% of their day. Judgement like this is one of the reasons being a mom is hard. We can’t do ANYTHING without SOMEONE judging. What happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”

    11. Given that social media, whether that be Instagram, blogs, etc., only show a fraction of a person’s life, I find it interesting that you think you’re informed enough to suggest any type of help, especially since it’s unsolicited on Ali’s part.

      The fact is, if you were truly concerned for her mental health, you would have sent her a private email and broached the topic MUCH more sensitively. If you were worried about her mood so much so that you’d comment on it out of the blue, you should also be concerned about destabilizing it, which means you would have been infinitely more sensitive than you were. If she were suffering with anxiety, depression or anything else, you ousting her on social media would be the least helpful and least productive way of offering your “support”. For all of those facts alone, it’s clear that you’re a very unhappy person who lacks social graces and kindness and in an attempt to feel better about yourself, you publicly bring others down. While I’m fully confident that Ali can (and has!) stood up for herself, my comment is here purely so that maybe you learn from your behaviour and also to point out to others that may be struggling that if someone “comes at them” in the way you have and tries to mask it as “support” or “concern”, that’s not the type of person they need in their life and most certainly not the type of person to take advice or help from.

      At the end of the day, I think Ali is transitioning into a new role in her life (working Mom of 2) and frankly, she has gotten “help” like you so suggested. Molly’s in pre-school, she has the help of a nanny and she’s hired a sleep-trainer. I’m certain she’s got even more going on that we don’t know about given that she deserves to keep some things private and to be honest, I’m confident enough to say that the help that Ali has set up may be even more than what you have implemented for yourself! I hope that your take-away from my message is that delivery matters… I could have attacked you back and I didn’t. Instead, I’m trying in the kindest way possible to show you a different perspective. I hope that you seek help for how to treat others and how to better love yourself so that you don’t continue ruining strangers’ days. Let’s be honest, your kids deserve better.

    12. *She said hiding behind her computer*🙄
      don’t be all uncool Caitlyn…must be so awesome to never have a bad day, please continue to be fake on the internet…byeeeee…..👋🏻

    13. Wow what a cunt! Sorry but sometimes that word is necessary.
      So much for moms sticking together!
      Love your stories on Instagram! Some days you feel so down , exhausted over whelmed and your stories remind me we are in this together.
      Xx

    14. Why ???? Why be so rude, so cruel ? Why? There is absolutely no need for this ! Your radar is so off …..so off ! I never get involved in stuff like this but your comment hurt me so much that I just had to say …..why ? Ali is so loving , caring , giving , helpful , generous , inspiring , motivational…….Ali …..keep going! Prayers is what is needed for people that say such cruel things !

    15. I bet you really enjoyed the sleep training post, because I don’t know how the hell you could sleep at night after spewing such hate!! How dare you say her kids deserve better. Maybe look in a mirror (Ali has links to the cute mirrors in her house- since you seem to care about her life so much!), because your innocent kids deserve a kind mother, and that comment was NOT kind.
      No one forces you to read or follow her, so if you don’t agree, why do you spend your time following and reading her?

    16. This is such a bitchy thing to say to someone. Clearly you are the one who needs to seek professional help, if this is your attitude and what you’re teaching your children. It’s such a shame that you exist on this blog. I hope sincerely you get help so that you don’t treat other people like garbages. Maybe you should bite your tongue when you wanna say cruel things. Didn’t anyone ever tell you if you can’t say nice things don’t say anything at all. Jeez. I hope your children grow up to be better humans than your pathetic self.

    17. Wow , Thatis just awful to say ! Ali you are rocking it as a working mama & you inspire me every day ! I’m so glad you make us all feel normal by being open & honest about your struggles & exhaustion right along with the rest of us the the little year trenches 🙌💓
      Ignore the mom shamers !

    18. Shame on you!
      First of all, if you don’t like what you’re seeing it’s simple… unfollow (such a though concept). Second, there is no need to mom shame her! She’s doing the best she can, and maybe her outlet to vent and get stuff off her chest is sharing it with her followers, because let’s face it being a mother can be a mother ****. As mothers we should stick together and up for one another and you Caitlyn are just a bully hiding your sadness and patheticness behind a computer… congratulations you’re an a-hole.

      P.S. Ali love this recipe and love that you are speaking your truth and letting it all out, you’re awesome and your kids hit the jackpot with you as a mom 😉

      1. Victoria, I enjoy reading the comments, but not with your kind of disgusting language. Let’s keep it clean and lady-like. Ali, do you agree?

        1. Let’s be honest, some moms cuss. And she put it nicely. Just another way to mom shame 🤷🏼‍♀️ Love seeing everyone stand up for Ali. You’re a fab momma! Keep being amazing.

    19. This is completely uncalled for. Ali is being honest and I find it refreshing and extremely relatable. She has every right to feel/say whatever she wants to as this is her platform and how dare you try to make her feel bad about it. Shame on you to be so careless about another mother’s experience or feelings – especially when you only know her through the veil of the internet.

      And Ali, thank you for putting yourself out there everyday the way you do.

    20. Good gravy… Didn’t anybody teach you the golden rule?

      Ally – you’re awesome. Don’t let fools like this bring you down!

    21. You are horrible! I am a young mom & I love all that Ali does, she keeps it real for all of us moms out there! She’s an inspiration to me!

    22. Goodness, this whole thread has gotten out of control and it is super disappointing! Would it have been better if Caitlin’s post was a private message to Ali, of course. However, all of the hate and immature/horrible language being thrown back at Caitlin is not any better “supportive moms”.

    23. I just said a prayer for you. I’m sorry you felt the need to berate someone, simply because you don’t ‘like’ or ‘think’ someone is handling their life like you think they should. It is my experience (I’m a 55 year old grandmother and mother of two grown children and a life coach, not a expert like you though), that when someone tells someone else they need help and/or counseling … usually the person throwing the person under the bus, actually is the one who needs help and/or counseling. My prayer for you is that you seek someone to talk to about whatever is going on in your life.

    24. So rude and hurtful. If you don’t like, unfollow!!! This made me sad. I’m a mom of a 4 year old and I pray my daughter grows up in a world much more kind and with less judgemental people like you.

      Ali is real, raw and inspiring. And an AMAZING mother. Please ignore this and know we love you opening your life & home to us.

    25. You’re a terrible human. How about you keep your rude comments to yourself and let Ali do what she wants with her life and you can carry on with yours. What did this comment do for you? I don’t understand some people.

    26. I have to agree to some extent. All Ali posts about with regards to her kids is getting a break from them. Nannies, preschool, sleep training, and wine. Not to mention her super helpful husband who does everything from noon on. But it’s SOOOOOO hard!! Maybe she would come off better if she occasionally took a break from the whining.

      1. I actually agree too. You hit it on the head. She is ALWAYS looking for relief from them, nannies/sleep training/wine/preschool. Not to mention she claimed her daughter was “so much happier than the other kids” at the preschool. Ha! She is immature and whiny and has been since being on the Bachelor. Entitled as well. Not sure what her husband sees in her tbh…

          1. Sadly there’s a group of people who actually hate read blogs. I know, because several years ago back when I had a blog, I was told about this and it’s worse than I thought. I don’t understand why a person takes the time to do anything to spew more hate into the world. We don’t have to like everyone, but at least respect people as a human being and maybe don’t call Ali a bad mom. I don’t get people like that and don’t want to. It’s sad.

        1. Layla, It is too bad that you make time in your life to say something personally negative about someone who has never hurt you and in no way impacts your life. I truly hope you don’t continue to do this as there is enough hurt and ugliness in the world.

          You have chosen to say something that you know would hurt someone and make them feel awful about themselves. I don’t know why you would want to do this but I can only assume there is more that I am not aware of that motivates you.

          I personally enjoy following Ali’s blog and have found her an inspiration in several areas of her life, motherhood just being one. I don’t think it’s too much to ask you don’t say things that will discourage or belittle someone who has been so helpful and encouraging to me. Obviously you have the choice to continue saying mean things, it’s just too bad if that is what you chose to do with your time and energy.

    27. Rude. Are you even a mom? Because if you are, then you should know that motherhood is constantly a rollercoaster of ups and downs. I can be ready to throw in the towel one minute and completely overjoyed the next. That’s motherhood. Doesnt mean I need professional help. Being a mom is HARD. It doesn’t matter how helpful your husband is, or if you have a nanny, or whatever…you still need a break. I love Ali’s stories and blog because she’s real! I have a 1 year old and I can totally relate to everything she’s going through.

    28. Ali you are amazing, please don’t stop sharing your journey on motherhood. I am expecting my second in the spring and I love how real your posts are, the good bad and ugly. Keep being you, you are enough and let the positive words of your followers be in your mind instead the judgements of others.

      Caitlyn, did that comment make YOU feel better as a mother? How dare you say her kids deserve better. Someone sounds bitter.

    29. Maybe you instead of attacking her first calm down. I am not a mom. But i can see how she care about her kids. Check the studies for age and recommended sleep hours and little educate your self and then attack Ali. Most of people in America spending less amounth of times with their kids. I havent seen her once give her kids a phone or ipad to just shut the barbies off. Her beautiful doughetr always has a book and busy with educational and fun activities. Maybe you need to see it in another point of view , that this is more educational. And so what she has a privilege life. You can work hard and have a privilage life also. Or you can not have it but still raise you kid in a healthy way.

    30. That comment should definitely help her. You’re such a supportive and non judgemental fellow mom 🙄
      Seriously though….you’re the worst. I pray that no one in your life has a genuine mental health problem because your comment to them would surely put them over the edge. Psycho.
      Ali is as real as every other mom I associate with. She’s raw, real, and honest. This is why I love her!

    31. First of all, we are only seeing a small part of her life. And she is bravely and graciously showing the good and the bad. Second of all, if you really feel like she might be going through some post partum depression or anxiety, do you think the best way to tell her is a rude comment on her blog?? Words can really hurt, especially if someone is struggling with their mental health. What a sad person you are.

    32. Wow.. you’re disgusting! Could you be any more judgemental!? Shame on you for not being supportive of any mom out there doing her best.

    33. Caitlyn, When my kids were little I needed support or advice during the hard times because the good times were easy and fun and fine! I’m guessing you hit a rough patch yourself? Perhaps you could share on this blog and get the support you need? To attack Ali like that tells me something is up with you?

    34. SHAME ON YOU!!!
      Who are you to imply you KNOW her life?
      What defines “extreme” TO YOU?
      Being a bully is so unattractive. God bless you 🙏

    35. Next time you start to type something like this to ‘help’ – don’t. Your words are extremely insensitive and condescending. My suggestion to you; unsubscribe. Because just getting through the first year with a new baby is hard enough, without someone judging you for not doing it right..you may want to follow perfect people, not mere mortals.

    36. I am embarrassed to share the same name as you! Shame on you for mom shaming! All of us moms out here are doing our best no matter how “privileged” we may or may not be we all have struggles. I hope one day you can find happiness within yourself.

      Sincerely,

      The Nice Caitlyn

    37. It must be easy to act like a bully when you’re hiding behind your computer. It’s simple, you don’t like what she says then hit unfollow. As a mom yourself I’m sure you know the old saying “if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all.”

    38. Her kids deserve better? If I were you I would butt the heck out of Ali and Kevin’s business and do a little soul searching- because what kind of person goes on the Internet to bully a new mom who’s working her butt off not just for her family, but for thousands of her follows around the world!
      Have a LOVELY day.

    39. Wow! Be nice. Comments like that do not help mothers. We are all here to support each other and enjoy the happy times and listen to the difficult times and not judge. Show some compassion.

    40. I cannot even begin to believe that a mom could be so incredibly mean to another mom… Ali is doing a great job. I follow her because she is so incredibly real. I have 2 kids same ages as Ali’s and I can completely relate to her. Get over yourself and get help for whatever jusgemental rudeness you’ve got going on.

    41. Hahahahaha Caitlyn you’re an idiot and karma is a bitch. Your day too shall come. The fact that you even mention that Ali is privileged in comparison to the average person just shows you are petty and envious. If you have kids I hope their father is a better example of a mind human being because you certainly are not.

    42. If you have nothing nice to say.. you know the rest ! It only bothers you because something is wrong with your life , and you know it. So get it together. And stop being mean to nice people. Get it together.

    43. Was that necessary to write a hateful & hurtful comment? If you don’t like what is written here than don’t read it. Many of us look forward to the celebrity blogs. With social media, celebrities have gotten very close with their fans. We love that & don’t want to lose it with but hurtful, mean comments they may decide it’s not worth it.
      Please keep your negativity out of celebrity blogs.

    44. It’s easy for you to hide behind a screen while saying these hurtful things. People like you are cowards and definitely need more help than those who are honest about how they feel and who are brave enough to share their lives. Ali works so hard and she is passionate about this blog. If you’re just here to shit on it then there is no need for your bullshit presence

    45. WOW! I heard about this comment therefore I had to go out and find it. My lord lady or man??? I wonder what your degree is in relative to diagnosing Ali; A professional would never judge someone so harshly so that can’t be you! In any case you must be unhappy, envious, jealous, mean or simply miserable so we will all check all the boxes off for you. I’m probably a bit older than the average follower that Ali has but I enjoy seeing what the new mom(s) are up to & frankly how can we not smile and LOL watching her kiddies; let’s spread kindness:) Lastly I am a Boston Girl too so we all stick together and carry ourselves with class. Good luck to you!

    46. Weird. Unkind. Who judges another about who they are & what they do especially about their family on a blog…”Caitlyn?” Oh, & this is a post about tacos.

      We as a community aren’t going to take this. Kindness matters.

    47. I dont agree with saying she needs professional help and that her kids deserve better but for someone who has a nanny, sleeptrainer and so on she does complain often and then tries be “real” with her followers. I find her very unrelatable. Clearly privileged.. her social media does not show anything of real motherhood. She has it much easier than most. So I can see why her complaining and her attempt to be that “real” relatable Mom to get followers would annoy some of us Moms out there.

    48. Though I hate to respond to carry on the negative discourse expressed in your post..perhaps look inward as to why you need to pubicly express/shame another mom..maybe you’d love to have a break in whatever way that may happen..maybe you only feel valued when you’re providing through paid work..yes some mothers are more “privileged” in the sense of financial resources..but that doesn’t negate the struggles experienced by all mothers..it’s universal.
      Parent of 6
      Postpartum Doula 20 yrs
      Waving Ali we’re in Mass..go Sox!

  5. Hey Ali,

    Not related to your blog post – just came on here to spread some positive vibes.

    I enjoy reading your stuff – thanks for posting!

    KIND regards,

    Kate : )

  6. Quick question. So what you eating the rest of week. Plus snacks. Fruits. For kids? I’m just interested because you said you guys don’t go grocery shopping. Or you barely go.

  7. Hi Ali! I’ve been following you for some time but this is my first time commenting on your blog. This isn’t about the tacos, although they look great! 🙂 I just want to say that I find your energy and honesty uplifting. I am expecting my first baby (due February) and your posts always give me much to think about and to research. I think you inspire a lot of people. And although my little one isn’t out yet, I see my sister’s daily struggles and joys with her 3 little ones (ages 5,4 and 2!). Your feelings seem perfectly normal for a full-time mom, wife and professional. I don’t know how y’all do it! Thank you for sharing your life and your lovely family with us.

  8. I don’t support or condone trolling and I think what the above poster said was very rude…unfortunately when you’re a “celebrity” you are putting yourself out there and unfortunately not all of your followers will be kind and love everything you write. Asking questions and having responsible dialogue about why you disagree or what you don’t like is acceptable, but in this case it was not. I love Ali most when she is real and not “marketing” to us, I sometimes feel like the blog is turning into a wear what I wear, buy what I buy and support who sponsors me. Without followers there is nobody to market to. I love Ali’s site the most when she writes about real struggles and allows “real life” to shine through and not the perfect Instagram life, which she recently addressed and plans to do more real time moments😀

  9. Sweet potatoes aren’t my jam but I had to get on here and say BRAVO TO YOU FOR RISING ABOVE THE HATERS! I honestly can’t belive we live in a society that nit picks every dang thing! You keep your page so very real and honest and still ,for some ,it isn’t good enough. That’s such a shame. But I hope this is encouragement for staying true to who you are! And for those who have nothing but negativity, all they have to do is unfollow. Keep it up Ali….. and all mamas

  10. I never post on blogs but I was so offended by that other comment I needed to!! If someone said that to me I would be both horrified and hurt. Mom life is hard. Sleep is such a complete mind f. My son is a good sleeper but on nights he doesn’t get his 11-12 hours it’s really hard because it affects both of us. He’s miserable and I’m miserable and it’s a bad cycle for everyone (especially before 6 am). I followed you before I was a mom but post mom life I have become a devout follower and appreciate how incredibly honest you are. Keep it up!!

  11. I don’t normally leave comments – but couldn’t not after seeing your insta story and reading that posters comment.

    Just wanting to tell you to keep up the great work momma. Every mom knows how hard raising their tribe is. I’m in the same boat as you (both babes same age as yours) and it is HARD. Not saying you do go from one extreme to the other as the commenter said – but I sure do. Easy days are the best! (Obviously) and us mommas are on top of the world, so we can’t help but praise about it. Then the next day when something doesn’t go as plan, I act like the world ended. But I don’t need to see anyone for help. I will continue to show love to my kids, count the hours until bedtime, and tomorrow is a new day. Thanks for not letting these judgy people stop you from showing the world your precious family, it helps some mommas get through their tough days knowing other people are going through the same thing.

  12. First, super yummy taco recipe!
    Second, please ignore the negativity in the comment above. People like that usually aren’t pleased with themselves. You keep doing you because you are so relatable. Your realness is refreshing. Your honesty on your struggles with being a mommy of two helps me on a daily basis. I have a very spirited 2 yr old girl, and a precious/demanding 5 month old baby boy! It is unbelievably hard adjusting to our new norm! Just know that you help encourage people like me! It makes me feel not quite so alone in my mommy struggles! Thank you, Ali!

  13. Ali! I saw your insta-story with the hurtful comments and I’m so sorry! I LOVE following your stories and your blog BECAUSE of your authenticity! Us moms have crazy ups and downs- sometimes all within a few minutes 🤦🏼‍♀️ The other day I had a full-on meltdown because someone sweet lady told me I had to walk to the front of the building to get a temporary name tag before she could let me in with my kids (for security reasons because I forgot my name tag). Later I was so embarrassed – but all the moms around me 100% understood. We just have highs and lows and that’s totally fine!

    Anyway- all that to say I appreciate your transparency so much!!

  14. You are horrible! I am a young mom & I love all that Ali does, she keeps it real for all of us moms out there! She’s an imto me!

  15. Couldn’t not come comment after seeing your insta story. Remember rude/negative people with no regard for other people’s feelings are in the minority and their comments say way more about them than they do about you. Moms are human. Moms have feelings. Thanks for sharing yours.
    PS your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you!

  16. Hi Ali!
    Ok so I love following you! I have never commented on anything before and I know this post is getting lots of comments due to someone out there being very rude and hurtful. I am a fairly new mom of an 8 month old boy and watching you be real is just so great to watch. You help me out with navigating this parenting thing also while giving me great fashion tips and inspiration. Yes I do know you and started following you because I am a great lover of the bachelor franchise but I continue to follow you because of what you share about your life and how great it is to watch you be a mom. I never comment on anything because I would never expect it to be read or think that I would get a response but my heart broke seeing what someone would say to you. I think you are just great and real and beautiful both inside and out and just enjoy following you. I know one bad comment can get to us much more than 100 good ones but I hope you feel loved and appreciated by those who follow you, because there are so many more out there who love you and what you share! So if you do read this know that there is a mom in Hamilton, ON who loves your honesty and who you have helped out with your encouragement in parenting! Thanks!

  17. Love you Ali and I so enjoy your videos of Molly and your sweetest Riley.. Keep them
    Coming , Big Hugs From Ky 💙💙💙

  18. I can not wait to make these tacos. I’m a vegan and so excited the look so good. I tried your riced caluflower dish that is so yummy 😋. I have to thank you for these great recipes.

    Molly just blows me away how healthy she eats. I just love it. Hope she is feeling better 😍

  19. This is my first time ever leaving a comment, and I think by the number of other people who are saying the same thing you can see how many people care about what you have to say and the value your realness brings to the table. And although it’s easier said than done I hope you remember it’s us (and yourself) you’re posting for, not this woman with so much bitterness in her heart!

    I have followed you for years, but as a first time mom to a 2 month old boy myself now what you share has never felt more relatable, heartwarming, and reassuring. You are putting yourself out there and have created a community and space for others to know they are not alone and to help share some new things with people. We are your tribe and i hope you remember that is why you do what you do! It must be amazing to just have one set of emotions through every up and down in life like Caitlyn has!

    PS. From the small glimpses that I have seen I would love to be a mother like you, Molly and Riley are lucky to have you!
    PPS. I already sent my husband this recipe earlier today before I saw your story with Caitlyn’s comment that made me feel I had to reach out. We will be making it this week- it looks scrumptious!

  20. Ali!!!
    This is nuts!! You have so many supporters on here so not think twice of the negativity!
    I look forward to your insta posts and blog!!
    I have teenagers now and as everyone says these days when they are little just FLY BY!! Everything you do, you clearly do FOR your kids!!! Everyone can see that!! You are relatable to so many. I wish I had a sleep trainer many years ago because those days were so so so hard!! Xoxo hugs!

  21. Stomping on someone when they are already down is cruel. Ali juggles many things and is wonderful at it! I only had to raise one and found that hard. Lay off. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it. Sincerely, a seasoned mom

  22. Ali, thanks for sharing the no filter version of motherhood. It takes a lot for us mums who aren’t in the public eye to put on a brave face when we certainly don’t feel like it. So you put the realness of it all out there is so refreshing and why I love your socials and blog. I certainly have more average Mumming moments then I’d like to say but, at the end of the day, my boys know they are loved and safe. Drink all the wine, cuddle your hubby and pat yourself on the back for being an awesome mum! Sending best wishes from Oz!

  23. I think she really does rant alot about how she doesnt get enough sleep… so i think maybe she was just trying to say to keep some things to herself.

    1. I totally agree with Caitlyn. Everything she (Ali) posts is a complaint. I remember once when she posted she was SO upset because her husband had a job to go to and she had to stay home with the kiddos. REALLY??? Let me tell you something. She should be grateful she has a husband who provides for his family!! I raised two daughters and NEVER did I complain/whine about being a stay-home-Mom, much less have nannies, sleep trainers, and the like. What happened to being a REAL Mom? If she felt she wasn’t ready for motherhood, then all I can say is she should have thought about it first and not put herself, and her family, through all this nonsense. Being a Mom is not easy, but as much as I love my children, it was totally worth the sacrifice. Our children grow up much too fast and I thank God every day for having been given the time to watch them grow and love them wholeheartedly.

      BTW….why doesn’t Ali respond? Oh wait, maybe she’s busy modeling clothes, shoes, and jewelry! Ha!!!

      1. You only see a little piece of her life, and who are you to judge? Every person is different! We all have different personalities and see things differently, therefore affects us differently. No mother should compare herself to another and you shouldnt as well. Instead us bringing people down when they are down, we should be lifting them up regardless if we think their battle is silly. I think its awesome she is raw with her struggles. She has numerous times stated she knows she blessed, but she still has the same battles as those who arent in her position. Motherhood is tough! Value others struggles and feelings, even if you dont agree, because to them they are real and exist!

        1. Uhhh do you think this blog writes itself? You don’t think getting sponsors to support posts for US to see takes work? Being on a TV show called isn’t work?! Ali is not a “stay at home mom” she is a working mom. What ignorance.

      2. This comment is so clueless it’s funny considering Ali’s husband has publicly stated that Ali has a much higher income than he does. Do you really think she’s a full-time stay at home mom? My hat is off to all stay at home mothers because I recognize that is a truly hard job. However, it’s quite obvious that Ali makes her own living. She happens to be able to work from home for a lot of her projects, which is a blessing and a challenge in itself. Ask any mother who works from home. We only see a small fraction of her projects and I often wonder how she balances it all, even with help. So it’s refreshing to know she has challenges just like any other mom. You can’t fake the authenticity she emits. But you can fake a name and online profile (Leila) for your own sad reasons.

  24. Ali,
    I love following you because of how real you are and because I can relate to you…I have 2 under 2 (my second son was born a day after Riley!) and while most days are awesome, some days are just so HARD! When you open up and share about your “not so good days” it makes me feel like I am not alone especially if I’m having a hard day, too. I listened to you on the Babes and Babies podcast and could relate to everything you talked about!! I think you are a rockstar mom/person and Riley and Molly couldn’t be luckier you are theirs!! 😘

    Xoxo

  25. I have to agree with what Caitlyn said. She could have put it in a less harsh way, perhaps. But she seriously hit the nail on the head. I actually do think Ali would benefit from some kind of therapy/counselling. I follow a lot of other moms on insta (celebs too, actually a lot of bachelor/ette moms), and they somehow manage to share their regular mom struggles in a way that doesn’t seem so extreme. There is such a thing as postpartum anxiety/depression and I wonder if she may be going through that.
    It’s hard to explain…but Ali goes from cloud nine to the pits in a matter of hours, and the one time she mentioned how she wants to warn all her friends not to have a second child … I don’t know.
    I also think that Her telling Caitlyn she is a horrible person and then having a large amount of people start hurling insults at her, is not the way to go either. Way to not take the high road.

  26. The tacos look amazing! I have been wanting to add some vegetarian options to our family dinner repertoire so will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing your life and your beautiful family with us! Keep doing your best! That’s all we can do as mamas. I survived the challenges of parenting a not quite 2 year old and a newborn and I would say it was the most challenging period of my life. I often felt I should be able to do better. But now reflecting back- I feel I did my best with what I had to give and the resources available to me at the time. You just need to take it day by day and don’t be too hard on yourself. Taking care of a young family and having a career is challenging, but it gets easier. My children are now 15 and 17 and life is great:)

  27. After watching Ali’s story, I had to come read the comments as I have been attacked with malicious untruthful comments regarding my new children’s book that is only in presale (nobody has copies until the 23rd unless they came from my hands to family/friends). I have learned nothing can be done about “trolls” who attack from behind the computer screen. Freedom of speech sadly allows these hurtful comments to continue and all we can do is hope that the ones being attacked our strong. Lawyers can send cease and desist letters, but sadly that doesn’t end it rather it often fuels the attacks. Police can’t step in unless the comments are threatening physical harm. Adults acting like this is unacceptable-how can we teach our children kindness if we don’t practice it ourselves. So, I ask that you contact legislators with a letter requesting teeth in our current laws that make comments of malicious intent to be unacceptable and illegal. Ali I’m sorry you have to read any of these. I know what it feels like even when you know the truth that the comments aren’t true. You deserve to applauded rather than insulted.

    1. How do you make ‘speech’ illegal? What educational degree would the ‘judge’ of what’s not nice to post have to acquire?

    2. Elizabeth, I’m sorry to say this but you need to go back to school to improve your spelling and vocabulary. It is very difficult to understand

  28. Uh, I was looking for a taco recipe (slowly backs out of room with my ear to the wall).
    But seriously, let’s not fight hate with hate. Maybe there’s some hangry conversation going on here. Make a taco, eat a taco, and continue to do your best parenting with what works for you. If this isn’t your jam (get it, food reference) then move on and continue to enjoy your life. I appreciate momma’s standing up for eating other, encouraging each other, sharing what works for them in hopes that it will help one other momma or human out there.

  29. I love anything with black beans and have been wanting to make tacos with them. The only thing I would do differently is use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoe as they have alot more calories/carbs, and I am not a fan of flour tortillas so I would use corn and always add cheese because I ALSO eat dairy. I am going to try these with my version and I bet they will be just as delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  30. I am not sure this got posted the first time so I am posting again. I have been getting into making more things with black beans, even black bean burgers and these tacos look amazing. Only thing I would do differently is use butternut squash in place of sweet potatoes as they are high in calories/carbs and I am not a fan of flour tortillas so I would use corn and of course have to put cheese on tacos always. I am a fan of dairy so that is a no brainer…lol. I will try these with the squash and let you know how they turn out. Thanks Ali.

  31. Ali,

    I love your blog! It is the only blog I follow these days. It is authentic and relatable. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

    These tacos look delicious! I can’t wait to make them!!!!

  32. It is quite hypocritical and immature to take a screenshot of Caitlin’s post and write “thanks for telling me what a terrible mother I am. Ps you’re a terrible person” very easily knowing that people would come to this blog post and be completely abrasive and slanderous towards a woman who was simply voicing her opinion, one that I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH. Being a mother is not easy and all mothers know that, many people having much harder lives. Ali is so lucky to have two healthy babies with two parents, food on the table, and a roof over their heads. The constant complaining has become quite comical, and frankly ridiculous, as you think you are the only human being to have hard days with your two babies.

  33. Ali, I think you are amazing. You are brave to share your struggles and your triumphs. You are so clearly a loving, kind and devoted mom and your beautiful babes are so lucky.
    You’re absolutely correct – hurting people hurt people – but you have every right to be hurt by cruel words.
    I absolutely love your insta and your blog and I’m inspired by your grace, honesty and warmth. Keep doing you!
    Lots of love from Toronto!

  34. Uh if you ranters are saying she’s such a great mother, what do you think about the fact that whatever alcohol the mother drinks goes through to the baby?
    So since she seems to consume alcohol regularly every day, and brags about how she breastfeeds Riley every day all the time, how is it being a good mother when she’s basically transferring her alcohol consumption to him???
    Quote directly from BabyCenter website:
    “The same amount of alcohol that makes it into your bloodstream makes it into your breast milk. … During the four hours after a breastfeeding mother consumes an alcoholic beverage such as 4 ounces of wine, one mixed drink, or one can of beer.”
    https://www.babycenter.com/0_alcohol-and-breastfeeding_3547.bc

    So given you have to wait four hours after each drink for the alcohol to clear, exactly when does she have the time to do this and leave Riley hungry? No, it sounds like she’s just feeding him regardless of what her blood alcohol level is. How is this being a loving mother??? It’s predisposing both her kids to her own alcohol problems, and all the while Kevin is playing adult babysitter to all of them! She acts like kid number 3! I don’t know how he does it.

    Do any of you even have a brain? It DEFINITELY is not normal to be SO upset about screaming babies when you only have them short periods of time every day and she definitely has something going on that she has such a low tolerance for any kind of stress and needs to drink all the time.

    Do any of you even realize that she’s probably a mentally unstable alcoholic? Because you see yourselves in her short temper with her kids, you defend her because you’re defending your own style of parenting. That makes it truly shocking how many mothers on here are basically saying it’s okay to lose your cool with your kids on a regular basis, just for them being kids!! Really?

    1. She breastfeeds him only in the morning and then pumps the rest of the day. It’s totally feasible to have a drink at 7pm and wait until 11pm to pump. Calling someone a mentally unstable alcoholic for having a glass of wine at night is truly insane and I hope you can think about the impact your words have on others.

  35. Hi Ali! I’ve never commented on your blog before, but I believe I have a bit of positivity to feed into ok your heart today. As a mom of 2 (who are nearly 10yrs apart in age), & several years your senior, don’t listen to the negativity. All God has ever expected of you is your best. He alone knows your best better than even you know yourself. Give being Molly & Riley’s mom the best effort you have to give. One of the things I remember my late grandma saying is, “When you’ve done all you know to do, step back & let God do the rest.” You are made in His image, but you are imperfect perfection. He will use you to be the mom they need & He will make up the difference for any lack, perceived or actual.

    Just as an abused or hurt animal will bite the only kind hand to attempt to heal its wounds, hurt people hurt others. The Bible tells us to pray for those who “spitefully use us,” or who don’t treat us with kindness. When you encounter someone as spiteful as Caitlin seems to be, say a prayer that God shows her His loving kindness & go on about your day. Don’t allow that seed of spite to find a resting place in the fertile soil of your tender heart & reap a harvest. It’ll only sew seeds of doubt in your mind & your spirit. You need your tender heart to be the best mom you can be!

    Besides, God has given you this amazing talent to share your journey to find love & through motherhood with a rare transparency that this generation needs. There are so many unrealistic expectations placed upon women today. If we choose an education, a career, marriage, motherhood, or heaven forbid ALL of these together, we are put through the societal & cultural ringer. The Bible also tells us to whom much is given, much is required. God has blessed you richly so that you may bless others just as much. Sharing in such an open fashion is a big part of how you do that. Don’t allow the enemy of your beautiful soul to steal your joy, smother your fire or dim your light!!

    As to the tacos, they sound divine. While I’m deathly allergic to avocado, my girls are not; so I’ll share the recipe with them.

    Blessings, dear Ali!

  36. I’d say rude comments are from:
    *an exboyfriend
    *his girlfriend (or exgirlfriend who is having a hard time living up to the bar Ali set)
    *a jealous ex best friend (in my case an #exbestie)

    Live your life, share your tips and enjoy whatever you want to eat or drink whenever you want it because you friggin’ deserve it.

    Now please tell us who created your wine wall and what wines you really like to drink! 😝

  37. Sorry you have to deal with such hatefulness. But I’m glad I found this recipe and can’t wait for Taco Tuesday!
    Thanks!!

  38. The ironic thing is that all these haters are really doing is building Ali’s following, lol. I haven’t followed Ali in years but caught the Instagram post and now I want to make some tacos and buy some wreaths from Walmart this year 🙂

    Keep up the good content, Ali!

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