"Honey, I'm going to the store, do you need anything else?" It's a question I hear every time my husband leaves to run errands. It must have been two weeks ago when John, about to walk out the door, called back to ask if there was anything else I needed from Williams Sonoma. I looked at him, my eyes lighting up, as I quickly tried to come up with something - anything! - that I'd been hoping...
I often find the most challenging part of venturing outside my comfort zone to be the moment I actually decide to take action. Some people get an idea in their head and run with it, while for others we require a little pep talk to get us moving. And I know our individual strengths differ, but we all possess the qualities to -- for lack of a better phrase -- get shit done. But that first...
This past week was a frenzied whirlwind which some might call a vacation. Technically, it was. My husband took time off from work, we kept the kids out of school, and ventured down to Florida for a family celebration. We couldn't have asked for better traveling days, and that is really saying something considering we have a 5, almost 4, and 2 year old. That is a lot of kids. Like, you're-outnumbered-as-parents lot of kids. But you...
For the better part of a decade, my husband and I spent one long weekend each September on the Cape with his grandparents. At first it was just the four of us. We'd gorge on fried oysters and scallops, fresh lobster, and an abundance of seafood chowder. We'd spend mornings walking along the beach, Grammy telling us how coming here was like coming home. Watching her breathe in the salty ocean air, a huge smile...
Anyone want to guess how many trick-or-treaters we got this year? Zero. Zero! It's been that way since we moved here 3.5 years ago. One of the many downsides to having significant space between lots. We usually go to our friends' neighborhood, a series of streets perfect for the overly excited, easily-distracted-by-oncoming-traffic, and LOUD group of toddlers we haul around. The houses are close together, there's no nonsense of walking up and down flights of stairs...
Say hello to the only appetizer you need for Thanksgiving. Actually, I take that back. Not just Thanksgiving. You could serve this on a Tuesday! Or a Saturday! You could make this for lunch and be living your best life by noon. My taste testers (a sample size of roughly 15 people -- aka: friends and teachers at my kids' school whom I throw food at weekly) all agreed: total home run. Also, it's...
It's Father's Day at my kids' school, which means my husband took the day from work and is scrambling between three classrooms trying to spend an equal amount of time with three very demanding children. Good luck, buddy! May the odds be ever in your favor. I, on the other hand, took a long shower, read the news from a source other than Facebook (sad, but this is what my life has come to), and...
It was a couple weeks back when my husband sat me down after work and said we needed to talk. The expression on his face, his tone, his demeanor... they all told me that whatever he wanted to discuss, we wouldn't be celebrating with a bottle of bubbly. I thought maybe he needed to cancel a date night. Or wanted to discuss how my grocery budget has gotten out of control. Worse. He entered a...
They can't all be winners. It was a cold, dreary morning (as they often are) when I decided to bake. After reading through recipes from King Arthur's Flour I was convinced I could tackle this. The recipe for pull-apart bread seemed easy enough, no reason why I couldn't make a few minor adjustments. Why not throw in some cinnamon, a little extra sugar, and grated carrots? While you're at it, Ari, go ahead and fill...
Guys, we made it to Friday! Personally, I think we deserve warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies, but those'll have to wait. No time. There's never enough time. My life recently feels as if I'm competing in a triathlon. For anyone who knows me, this is laughable as I don't run, bike, or swim very well at all. But no amount of reading or day dreaming could have prepared me for the ups and downs of building a...
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