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September 2017

Under Pressure (I caved and bought an Instant Pot)

As I reached to vent the steam from my pressure cooker last night, my youngest daughter took two huge steps out of the kitchen. She looked at me with a very serious face and claimed, “I really don’t want…

Mach 11 Baby Prep (and some crowdsourcing)

I am in full on baby prep mode and the adrenalin is pumping. This little guy’s arrival is right around the corner and so I’m getting all the possible freaking ducks I can in a row. We’re talking speeds…

Pregnancy through the eyes of my daughters

The most distinct difference of this pregnancy has been my two daughters bearing witness to every single thing. For better or worse. Five and six year olds are curious people, man. My kids aren’t afraid to ask me anything…

Trader Joe’s Staples: Frozen Food

My relationship with Trader Joe’s has evolved over the years. It used to be my one-stop-shop, the neighborhood store I frequented a few times a week. My kids were small at that time and knew all of the friendly…

Spectacle or Miracle?

“Spectacle or miracle?” That’s the question I find myself asking more and more these days. I’m in my last month of pregnancy and my thoughts shift between, “My body is amazing” and, “This is just ridiculous.” I lose my…

How we relate is who we are

I’ve heard it said, “How we relate to the world around us – to the people around us – is who we are.” That may sound simple, overly simplistic perhaps, but I’m claiming it as truth. Our essence is…

We nailed summer

If Endless Summer ever runs for office, she’ll get my vote. But, as much as I love the spontaneous days of summer, there is something refreshing about the whole back-to-school situation. It’s Friday morning. My kids are both at the…