I’m a big fan of a good old list, so this week I’m cutting myself a break from deep thoughts (yeah, right) and making a gratitude list. I’m theming it a bit – it will be things that make my crazy life feel just a little bit easier and joy filled. Here goes nothing. Grocery… Read More What Makes Me Happy This Week
I’m actually not a bad cook, but you wouldn’t know that if you came into my kitchen on a typical weekday night. Embarrassing as it is, most nights we eat frozen stuff or pasta. And Friday nights we get takeout. And Saturday we eat takeout leftovers. Before we had our daughter, I experimented with cooking… Read More 3 easy recipes for the busy, stressed, and uninspired (like me!)
I considered a few alternate topics this week, but I wasn’t quite emotionally or mentally ready to write about any of them just yet. These include: PTA Co-chair’s child draws classmate’s blood on playground (hint: I’m the new PTA co-chair) When school wants to potty train your 20-month old and you want to be lazy and… Read More I've Got Nothing, So You Get Recipes
2014 is only hours away! Have you made any resolutions? I stopped making those several years ago when I started having babies and now I do “goals” instead. These are things I’d like to do rather than things I will deny myself or make myself crazy in order to achieve. It feels like a kinder… Read More Meal Planning for 2014
On the weekends we throwback to older but still awesome posts. This post was originally published in April of 2012. I came across this article about the awesomeness of Pinterest for helping us embrace our inner Marthas – from craft projects, to tasty new recipes to home decorating tricks, Pinterest can have anyone feeling like a lifestyle mogul.… Read More Is Pinterest a busy working mom’s connection to the skills we failed to learn from our grandmothers?
It’s no secret that one of my biggest concerns is what chemicals I expose my family to. In the last few years, I have made great strides in altering the way we clean our house and our bodies, but I haven’t, until now, looked at our diet with the same scrutiny. A little background: We… Read More Cleaner Living: Clean-Eating
Following up on last week’s post, dinner time at our house also includes the care and feeding of the little guy. Fortunately his food prep takes a lot less time than boiling a pot of water for pasta. Adding to the guilt I already had for going back to work and not following in my… Read More Baking for Baby
Remember when you and your husband would come home from work, play your usual game of Let’s Make a Deal dinner version- What’s behind cabinet door number 2?! Maybe you’ll find dinner staring out at you from the refrigerator or freezer, but oh no! Wait! Now you’ve resorted to schlepping over to your pantry to… Read More Working Mom Saves Dinner