Grace Under Fire

I’m looking for more patience with my family. What would it take? Remember that show from the 90’s, Grace Under Fire? The phrase came to me in the shower this morning as I was carefully avoiding interacting with anyone. I haven’t trusted myself to even speak, never mind with eye contact, in the last few days. … Continue reading

Talking It Out with Mini Me

Talking It Out with Mini Me

Reading your parents blog where they work through the complexities of your burgeoning, adolescent, lawyer-like [read: limited-in-experience-and-manipulative] way of viewing the world will be, I hope, also complex. I bet you’ll struggle with how you’ll do this parenting thing differently. I bet you’ll question your motives and review your young manipulations. Then I hope you forgive yourself. And … Continue reading

Everyone Thinks They Can Write a Book

Everyone Thinks They Can Write a Book

Deep inside I’m willing to bet that everyone feels they have a story to tell. It’s when they start judging that urge that they’ll second guess themselves and wonder who would ever read it. Or how it would ever get written with their other life commitments. Or who would buy it. Or this one: “Everything … Continue reading

I Love/Hate School Lunches

I have experienced a shift as of late. This shift feels like it’s here to stay and one previously bothersome area that has (miraculously) relented it’s withered & bony grasp on me is the idea of making my girls school lunches. They go to a school where the parent base puts a significant amount of conscious … Continue reading

Summer Fun & Food Sovereignty

Last summer I was pretty nervous that I would be responsible for feeding and entertaining my cuties all day every day for three months. I thought we’d be bored. I thought they’d be in my face. It didn’t end up that way. We found plenty to do. We made a list and did most of … Continue reading

Simple Chicken Pot Pie

Simple Chicken Pot Pie

Every month, I luxuriate in the two magazines that I have delivered to my home. One is UTNE Reader for my dose of alternative media and the other is my absolute fav at the moment, Bon Appetit. I always find at least one recipe that I go ahead and make. As you might already know, … Continue reading

Currying Favour

Currying Favour

What the hell is with the expression, ‘currying favour’.  (Someone knows where the expression came from anyway). They are not going to eat fricken curry I told myself. This is torture for a foodie like me. I didn’t have the illusion liberty of trying to shape their palates with they were womb-bound by eating squid, … Continue reading

School Lunches – Strawberries

School Lunches – Strawberries

Presentation is everything.   I admit I’m having trouble letting the girls make their own lunches. Their lunches are MY creative time. I LIKE looking into an almost empty fridge and seeing what awesomeness I can produce. I LIKE being in control of what they eat. I LIKE them to have a miniature piece of … Continue reading