Candy Land

I continue to really dislike the amount of sugar kids eat in this country.  Because P is the youngest in a neighborhood full of kids I’ve found it hard to abstaine from sugar all together.  It was also tough not have cookies during the holidays because I feel baking is part of the season’s traditions. … Continue reading Candy Land


There are four coming in all at once.  P is beyond acting crazed. She is miserable and tired.  I really feel for her.  Frozen fruit and teething tablets are working.  I wish I could do something more.  I know she’s in really awful pain when I’m sitting next to her and she says ” I … Continue reading Molars!

Chef Mamma

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


As I mentioned, I’ve had a few rough days with P.  A couple days ago she didn’t want to pick up her toys. After asking several times and in many different ways I finally said “ok, no more toys”.  I picked up everything from her play table and put it away in boxes and bags. … Continue reading Consequences


What a great day!  We went to the Brentwood Country Mart for a Valentine’s Day kids event.  It was so fantastic.In one courtyard, P made a heart-shaped flower arrangement out of little roses.  They put it in a beautiful box with pink tissue and a pretty ribbon. Then we went over to the Poppy Store … Continue reading XOXO