Do you cook much? I cook quite a bit. I don’t say it to sound so Martha Stewart, I say it because the more I cook the more I notice that great food is really simple. Great news for us moms! Take mac and cheese for example. It’s pasta, cheese, butter, milk, and flour. What’s … Continue reading Pasta Alfredo is really Mac and Cheese Dressed up in Fancy Pants Cheese.
I have tons of Colombian coffee hand delivered from the Motherland at home but some days I stop and get coffee. Why? Because there are days I need something done for me. As simple as a cup of coffee brought to my table may seem, that’s what I need to feel whole again. I need … Continue reading I need something made for me.
My oldest was off from school yesterday so we went on a hike together. I don’t take for granted that she, number one CAN do a one hour hike with me at my pace and two, is WILLING to do it. At a time when I’m hearing many moms complain about their daughter’s attitude and … Continue reading Give Them Focus and Respect and You Will Get it Back
I recently heard a story, I thought it was from The Moth but I can’t find it again, about a woman who fondly remembers pic-nice dinners from her childhood. These were the nights when her mom would put out a tray of all sorts of fun little servings of food and they’d eat on TV … Continue reading A Story to Change Your Perspective
Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
January and my birthday are the two times a year I evaluate my life. I reflect on my choices of the past and see if they are getting me where I want to go. Motherhood is big on my mind these days. G has one more year before she enters school full time. MY life … Continue reading Evaluating Choices
For 8 years I have endured dropped eggs, spilled milk, flour fiascos, blenders turned on without the lid on, pots and pans all over the kitchen floor, my favorite pans burned beyond use and so many other disasters all in the hope of teaching my girls a skill: cooking. On the last morning of 2015 … Continue reading The Road to Crepes
I have a little Sunday tradition with the girls. We have ice cream and play chess or checkers at a local ice cream shop. I’m not great at either game. I’m sure it won’t be long before P is consistently beating me but I love how much playing these games teaches us about life. A lot … Continue reading Lost Lessons