When I was twelve, making chocolate chip cookies was a big deal. My mother was not big on the culinary arts. As an immigrant, she had bigger fish to fry than baking cookies with her kids. I kind of understood her struggle at that young age. I saw how much she had to do, definitely … Continue reading Churros
When I was a child my mother gave me one of the few meals she knew how to cook in my lunch box: black beans and rice. The thing is, black beans look a lot like rabbit poop and apparently there were enough people in my 4th grade class with rabbits as pets who recognized … Continue reading Lunchbox
I grew up playing tennis. What I loved about it, that I miss in normal life is that when you had a problem with any stroke you could go out and do it over and over and over again until you got it right. You can’t do that in real life. If you screwed up a … Continue reading Do it over and over and over again.
I finally brought out my Advent “wreath” today. I even decided to read parts of the Bible to the girls and discuss what it meant to prepare for Christmas. I’ll be honest, this isn’t tradition in our home. I haven’t read from the Bible in years and I’m not sure what prompted me to do … Continue reading So Much for Advent
The girls and I went to the RISE Festival in the Mojave Desert this weekend. It was a surreal, emotional and uplifting experience. The festival’s origins are from Thailand’s Lantern Festival called Loi Krathong. The intent is to set all your problems and worries free. It’s a symbol of new beginnings. It’s exactly what the … Continue reading RISE Festival
On Thursday my oldest and I were in the ER. After a week of intermittent stomach pains, increasing each time, and culminating in a bad Wednesday night that almost got me to the ER in my pjs, I knew something more severe was up. Every one of us has been there: “mommy my stomach hurts”. … Continue reading Mommy, My Stomach Hurts
It sounds impossible! Kids drinking green juice. No way! But yes way it can happen and here’s how to make it easier. First, juice at home. I’ve gone to different juice bars and my girls will hate one or the other because it’s too spicy or too veggie. So, to not make them suspicious of … Continue reading Kids Will Green Juice
We started Halloween costumes over Labor Day weekend. We kinda dig Halloween big time around here. As a kid I had no interest in it but I did dream that one day I’d make my children’s costumes. Now here I am with two young girls and Halloween is a magnificent time of creating, sewing and … Continue reading Something’s fishy
Weekday breakfasts. I do not like cereal. It’s one of the most processed foods on the grocery shelves. My youngest is not a fan of eggs. She’ll take it for about a week. Not a day more. I use to do pancakes or waffles quite a bit because it’s easy. Yes, easy! I made … Continue reading Weekday Breakfast Smorgasbord
My youngest plays DJ on the morning ride to school. She’s six. This is her playlist: Shakira: Try Everything The Greatest Showman: This is Me Pink: Just Like Fire Sing!: Johnny’s I’m Still Standing I asked her this week why she picked these songs and her response was “Because I’m going to go to school … Continue reading Get Pumped Up!