I love when my serious grown-up day is jolted to a new reality with a simple and often profound statement from one of my kids.
You start to understand the magic of Chinese 5-spice when a houseful of kids who smell these almonds roasting ask for the cookies when they're out of the oven.
You might think the cover on this book would indicate how difficult it'd be to get through. I almost quit reading it twice.
It's now highly recommended to buy up as many fresh berries as you can carry with only thoughts of what you will pair with them.
Recently I was thinking back about life before kids and recalled a conversation with a friend who reminisced about what she did with her time before-family. "I spent an entire weekend framing a picture," she said.
Here in our town, we are finishing up our second week of remote learning. The kids are getting a sneaking suspicion that seeing their friends on Zoom-school is not that fun.
Here is my four-year-old son's cake request for his upcoming 5th birthday: chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on top with chocolate chip mint ice cream inside and then gummy bears on the outside and Mike and Ikes on the inside.
I just finished this book by Tom Golden. I can't say enough about it. In terms of understanding boys, Tom boils down the big points of relating to boys in about 100 pages.
"Could they design an automobile engine that runs on zucchini?" asks Barbara Kingsolver in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
When I used to co-sleep with my babies, I adored waking up to the puff-puff sound of their breathing.
Ever since my kids got their teeth and they were past the choking stage for solid food, salads regularly appear on their plates. (Little babes only need one forkful on their plate. I always have bigger kids serve themselves to eliminate the excuses.)
One thing that Tim and I started doing a few months ago is movie night for just us, no kids.
I don't know anyone who isn't eating at home a lot these days but that doesn't necessarily mean there's more time to do the cooking. The dishes pile up daily and yet I'm not making the more involved dishes that excite my inner foodie.
It's been five years since we had a new baby in the house, and in the years since, we've dialed in a few things that make our lives as parents more satisfying and basically more sane.
With the absence of all-purpose flour at the grocery store since March, I've been trying out some flours that I wouldn't typically buy.
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