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Mom Guilt Be Gone!

The guilt started when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter. Since about my 5th of pregnancy I feel guilty anytime I do anything for MYSELF, anytime I am  not  deliberately working for our family unit (in the direct sense, not like giving myself a break is good for my mental health and thus good …

Any Day Oatmeal Banana Waffles

This morning, (like most Saturday mornings) I made waffles. But the thing is, I don’t only make them on Saturdays; Sometimes I make them on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, occasionally on a Thursday…the truth is these are super simple, guilt-free, ANY DAY WAFFLES.  Its basically like oatmeal in the shape of a waffle, and oatmeal is …

Breaking down to break through

This is an absolutely crazy time. I am 40 weeks pregnant, awaiting the arrival of daughter number two while also chasing around an insane two-year-old with an independent streak that might run even deeper than her momma’s (if that’s possible.) In order to have a natural birth in a non hospital setting we have packed …

Sharing is Caring?

I’ve been think about sharing a lot lately, more precisely, I’ve been processing a few varying perspectives on teaching children to share.   Here are the two articles that began my plummet down the rabbit hole.  Should You Teach Kids to Share? In Defense of Sharing: Response to “Why I Don’t Make My Son Share” …

Kitchen Capers

Here is what happened in my kitchen last week. I’m too tired to write a novel about it all, but they say ‘a picture is worth 1,000 words’. So BOOM. 1,000 pictures must be worth like a million words?  In the coming days I’ll pick out the highlights and link to some recipes and individual …

Bite Sized banoffee Pies - simple desserts - quick - easy

Mini Banoffee Pies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

These decadent delights are one of the easiest concoctions I’ve pulled off.  I first discovered this English classic while living in London and was baffled by its perfect simplicity. This dessert is so good and yet so obvious – why had I never encountered this loveliness before? The anatomy of a Banoffee:  a simple cookie …

Another Week Another Treat

Wow, this week has blown by.  Truly time is flying, I’m now 6 months pregnant, which is totally crazy and means that in 3 months I’m going to be a mother of two! I can’t quite get my head around that yet, but I guess it will hit me like a truck one day at …

Greek Style Green Bean Salad

This Saturday I made one of our staple salads and as I mixed it all up in the bowl I thought, ‘what a beautiful array of colors, this is what I love about food.’  Shortly after I received one of those Facebook memory updates from 4 years back and in a post I was describing …

What’s Cooking Good Looking?

So what have you been up to this past week little miss cookin’ lady?.. This is how speak to myself in my head, you get first-row access to my whirlwind of thoughts. I had a decent week in the kitchen and definitely felt more on my game than the week prior, when I apparently thought …