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How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

I am not a morning person. But as a mom of twin toddlers, my most productive hours are those sacred hours before 7:15 a.m. That’s when the girls wake-up (or I leave them in the cribs till then). My natural peak productive hours are early afternoon, but alas I’m in the season of life where … 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

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

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I love a parent who lets a child take five minutes to tell a story that has no point other than the child wants that parent’s attention for five minutes.   And at the end of that five minutes the parent hugs the child and says “thank you for…

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 1

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 1

“I just can’t do it anymore,” my husband declares over our food processor. It’s covered in a black bean-quinoa mush that he’s grinding into black bean burgers.  “I can’t stand the smell,” he says. My hubbie graciously decided to cook me black bean burgers to support my 30 day vegan diet. He found this awesome … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge

I solemnly vow to be a vegetarian for a month. There, I said it. I wrote it. Vegetables, here I come. I was a deer in the headlights, standing in the organic whole foods section of my grocery store this weekend. Armed with a grocery list of yummy looking vegetarian recipes, I was creating my … Continue reading