P has hit the flower picking stage. A few days ago she picked this “flower” for me and brought it to the kitchen with such pride and enthusiasm. It made me realize that I need to look at the world from her point of view. A dandelion is a weed to me but to her … Continue reading Point of View
Today my lovely hubby came home with these Olympic cookies. He said I deserved a gold medal in motherhood. I needed the praise! Continue reading Olympic Mamma Gold
I’m on a cooking journey again. Since my father’s passing I’ve been thinking a lot about diet and quality of life. I’m trying to find a balance of eating well and enjoying what we eat. A good friend lent me the book “Food Rules”. It was a good read. It made sense and much of … Continue reading Chef Mamma
My mother and I don’t really see eye to eye on what a grandmother’s duties should be. I spoke my peace with her and I need to move on. However, I will keep track of what I wish I had so when P has children I can be more supportive. I know we quickly forget … Continue reading Grandma Guide #1
Because I’ve been feeling so stressed with my dad’s illness I decided it was time to get back into yoga. Before P was born I went regularly, 3-4 times a week. While I was pregnant with her I went daily. It really does my body so much good and I’ve missed it terribly.I belonged to … Continue reading Yoga…I’m back!
I haven’t posted in a while because I got sick on Thanksgiving Day. The glands in my throat swelled up to the size of a tennis ball. Ironically it hurt to eat on the one day of the year when we’re allowed to eat till we pop buttons! The doctor said I had to … Continue reading Dragging
Some women are like black widows, except instead of eating up men they eat up other women. On an almost daily basis I encounter women being shitty to other women. It REALLY blows my mind when it’s a mother doing it to another mother. When someone is entering a bathroom with a stroller and another person … Continue reading I’ve had it!
…there would be days like this! My mother often told stories of me eating my Aunt’s expensive French, face cream when I was around two. I laughed but secretly thought that won’t happen to me. She must have known what I was thinking because she would immediately say I’d probably lose a jar or two … Continue reading Mamma Said….
I went to the dentist today. Second of two visits to get a “half crown” finished. I can tolerate pain in most places on my body but my mouth NO WAY. Thank God babies don’t come out of our mouths. I had not been to the dentist in so long I’m embarrassed to say when … Continue reading The Pre-pregnancy list
Parenting is hard. It doesn’t matter what you are: a stay at home mom, dad, working mom, dad. Single parents – forget about it!!! I really don’t know how they do it. Last week I balled my eyes out on numerous occasions! I needed a break. I hate that I need a break from my … Continue reading Aaaaaah!