Can You Teach a Pre-toddler to Share?

Can You Teach a Pre-toddler to Share?

Can you really teach a pre-toddler to share? That’s the question I’m pondering these days. “How did you teach your girls to share?” I asked a fellow twin mom. We were at the park, and I watched with admiration as her four-year-old girls played famously alongside each other on the slide. “Well, to be honest … Continue reading

These Are the Days

These Are the Days

“How long does this last?” I asked my mom last week. I’m referring to this lovely season of pre-toddlerhood, and I don’t want it to end. Our home is filled with giggles and the squeals of delight from our 14 month old twins. The girls are roaming, climbing, and exploring their world. Their faces of … Continue reading

My One Year Old Taught Herself to Slide

My One Year Old Taught Herself to Slide

Parent with the end result in mind. That’s a phrase parents much wiser than me say. I repeat that mantra when I’m tempted to rescue my daughters from their frustration. My swooping in could rob my daughters from learning a new skill themselves. I could rob them of learning that it’s okay to fail. I … Continue reading

I Surf the Mommy Waves

I Surf the Mommy Waves

Mommy Waves are current obsessions in motherhood. They come in phases like the moon, and are born out of necessity or escape. These waves are not a surfer’s delight of perfectly barreling swells. They are sporadic and crash and spew over the jutted rocks of real life. Here’s a mild wave I have ridden many … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 4

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 4

I have a love affair with meat. Steak, sushi, pork tenderloin, I love it all. Yet I’ve turned vegetarian for the month because I’m convinced of the health benefits of a plant-protein based diet versus an animal-protein based diet. The China Study. Read T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study and you’ll be converted.  The book … Continue reading

A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

Finally, a quiet moment. The girls are enthralled with Baby Einstein, and that gives me a chance to play with my camera. Quiet moments are diamonds in the rough in our home. It’s rare that the girls sit still and are together. Mission accomplished. Thanks Baby Einstein! If you haven’t discovered the Baby Einstein DVDs, … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 3

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 3

I think I can, I think I can.  I’m a carnivore turned vegan for the month, and that’s my mantra during these middle-miles. If you’ve ever run a marathon, you can understand that miles 16 through 20 are the hardest. Well, I’m there. My feet are pounding the pavement, and I want water, I mean, meat! … Continue reading

Four Cheese and Spinach Ravioli Salad

Four Cheese and Spinach Ravioli Salad

There’s nothing better than slicing your fork into a warm cheesy spinach ravioli and then dipping it into a steamy red marina sauce. The sweet aroma of garlic, with just a hint of a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, compliments the artichokes. This meal has been my favorite home-cooked lacto-vegetarian meal. It’s quick and easy to make … Continue reading

Happy RSV!

Happy RSV!

“We’re baby-free!” I cried out as my hubby and I headed to the beach to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first child-less weekend. The second day into it, I get the dreaded call. Our 13 month old girls have RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Happy anniversary dear. Have you ever experienced 42 pounds of babies … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 2

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 2

Does it suck, or do I suck?  That’s the conundrum I face when attempting to cook vegetarian recipes. I’m a carnivore, turned vegan for the month, and I’ve been sampling new recipes. While I know what chicken pot pie is supposed to taste like, I have no idea what a meatless sausage pasta dish tastes … Continue reading