Babies and Books

Babies and Books
Parents … today is April 5, 2016 and I have a cautionary tale. Right around the time Max was born, I realized I needed to redo Madeline’s baby book. I had been very good (first born!) with writing in it and saving every little thing. It was overstuffed and the binding was breaking. I had...

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil
This summer was not kind to my waist line. Or to my hip line, ass line, and stomach line, for that matter. Packing and moving meant pizza and beer on many more nights than I’d care to admit. And if unpacking one spice bottle from twenty sheets of packing paper burned a lot of calories, I’d...

On the eve

On the eve
This screen is empty, but my head is not. It is filled with thoughts of growth and change and transition. And somewhere in the mumbo jumbo of to do lists, laundry, cooking, packing, and anxiety attacks, I am trying to make sense of it all. Tomorrow is the last day of elementary school for my now very...

If It Weren’t for the Internet, I’d Be Wearing Mom Jeans

If It Weren’t for the Internet, I’d Be Wearing Mom Jeans
I read this article today from Paul Miller, who you may recall was the dude who went off the Internet for a year and got paid to tell the story of his experience. I remember reading (on the Internet) that he was going to do it, so I was somewhat interested in how it went. I didn’t follow along...

Carry On

Carry On
I used to be a big fan of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” saying until it became the fodder of every meme maker or person on Pinterest who tried to tweak the saying for their own pleasure. (“Keep Calm and Grow a Mustache seems to be the depths of the meme world.) It has become polluted...

Parenting Purity Test

Parenting Purity Test
There are lots of debates as to when life begins. I suggest a debate about when parenting begins. I think you are a parent if: You have brought a new baby home and had to take a panic attack-fueled walk (alone) in the brisk air because the idea of having this baby IN YOUR HOUSE is overwhelming. You...

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta
Two of my Facebook friends (and actual real life friends!) were virtually bantering back and forth about a sandwich a few months ago. I am uncertain if they made it up or got the idea from someone else, but as soon as I saw their pictures I knew I had to try it. (Who says pictures of what you are eating...

The Mysteries of Women Explained to Men

The Mysteries of Women Explained to Men
We’ve been over the shopping related things, but it left me thinking that there is so much more to explain. So here goes. (I should add a similar disclaimer that these points are not written in my husband’s likeness or anti-likeness. Girlfriends talk. So do sisters. And mothers and daughters....

Grocery List for Honest Parents

Grocery List for Honest Parents
I cook a lot. But I really believe we parents need to be more honest with each other. Inside the front door, it gets ugly. And if we were all just a bit more honest, well, I think we all may be just a bit less crazy. I should add that in most grocery stores in the state of PA, we cannot buy beer, wine,...

Order a Pizza

Order a Pizza
Today, I am not posting a recipe. Nor any photos. That is not unlike every day of the last year, when I have struggled to do much of anything on this site. I have been working almost entirely on my photography lately, and haven’t been cooking as much as I would like and haven’t had inspiration...

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