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Goodbye threenager… hello, four.

Goodbye threenager… hello, four.featured

This morning, I woke up to my baby boy cuddled in close, except it turns out he’s not a baby anymore. “I’m a big boy now, mama.” Yes, little love. Yes, you certainly are. Four years ago today, he came into the world so quickly our midwives nearly missed it, so fiercely I wasn’t able Read more

Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her bra

Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her brafeatured

There are few people on Earth who are *enough* to carry the tagline actor, author, mental health advocate in addition to being a mother but, then again, Carrie Fisher was never just the princess she portrayed. Remembering a woman of sardonic, self-deprecating humor, one who grew up a Hollywood girl, it’s easy to reflect back on her Read more

On thankfulness and those who go without.

On thankfulness and those who go without.featured

It’s Thursday, I’m suddenly 32, and I’m so very thankful. I’m thankful that today is Thanksgiving. Thankful to be in charge of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. And I’m not fooling myself – the real thanks here goes to Pioneer Woman for the slow cooker tater recipe, Campbells for the forever-partnership with Read more

On Brussels Sprouts + Chef Marcela: Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies

On Brussels Sprouts + Chef Marcela: Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggiesfeatured

Okay, so this post clearly flows well from my most recent one, right…? I mean, I’m talking about BRUSSELS SPROUTS here. The truth is, I was inspired to write about brussels sprouts thanks to inspiring and powerful mom and entrepreneur, Chef Marcela Valladolid. Mom of two (almost three), culinary legend, Food Network star and cookbook author Read more

The Incredible Birth Story of Awesome X

The Incredible Birth Story of Awesome Xfeatured

I was really busy on the day that I went into labor, March 30, two days after our due date.  I started my morning off early with a bagel breakfast sandwich and then hopped into the car to drive up to  Fallbrook to take care of some things for work – signing an evaluation, picking up a Read more

Jasper’s Birth Story

Jasper’s Birth Storyfeatured

I thought for sure that my baby would be born in the middle of January.  Despite our January 5th guess date, I joked with my midwives that January 18th would be the day our little one would make his or her big arrival.  I was positive that I would still be pregnant at La Leche League on Tuesday, January 8th Read more

The Birth of My Blog

The Birth of My Blogfeatured

I have noticed a pattern in my moods. Each time one of my children turns one, I get the fever. I need another baby. Ah! Does it ever stop? Right now I’m trying to figure out if it’s just something I feel because I love babies or if I actually do WANT one. Having another would not Read more