childhood

First Sleepover

First Sleepover

Gem and her BFF/cousin had their first sleepover recently.  It was a big rite of passage for both little girls. Checking out that awesome tent. Puppy snuggles. The tent was set up so they could see the TV and watch a movie before falling asleep. They did eventually get some sleep.

tomato

Tomato

Summer tastes like a ripe, juicy tomato picked fresh from the garden and shared with your best friend. We recently spent a lovely summer evening with family, sitting around their new fire-pit in the back yard. The girls picked a tomato from the garden, and then shared it with each other. We’re all heading back to …

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judy braces

Considering braces? Maybe it’s time to go wireless

I had braces as a kid, and it wasn’t pretty. As if being twelve wasn’t awkward enough, I had braces for years, and they came with headgear. My dad used to joke about using me to improve the TV’s reception.

gem in sunglasses

Sometimes I look at her and my heart explodes

I’m 1877 days into this parenting gig, and I still don’t know what I’m doing. I suspect that is probably a good sign. I hope it is, anyway. I’m so blessed that I get to spend my days with this little ray of light, and guide her as she grows. Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s to …

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The recipe reader – and a Chocolate Hazelnut-Pear Tart Recipe

My little girl has become quite the foodie. She loves to watch Anthony Bourdain (at age 2 she declared: “Tony is my best friend”), Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and pretty much any other food related show we will let her watch. She got a kitchen for her birthday: But  one of her favorite pastimes is to …

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