Churros

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

Lunchbox

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

So Much for Advent

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

RISE Festival

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