Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

My little person woke up this morning singing Katy Perry's Roar. I thought it was hilarious. I don't know what inspired her to open her eyes to the world belting out "cause I am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar" with all of the vibrato that she could muster, but I felt that it was … Continue reading Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

Slowing down

On a typical weekday morning all sanity vacates the premises. Ironically, most mornings start out quietly peaceful. There's morning quiet time with coffee and my bible, more coffee while I put together our lunches, and then Willa Bear and I go wake up the little person, who usually wakes up pretty happily, despite being licked … Continue reading Slowing down

We can choose compassion and hope in the face of fear

Fear is a funny thing. It can take over our lives and turn us into the worst versions of ourselves. It may cause us to become bystanders, when we should be defenders. It may cause us to be followers, when we should be unpopular leaders. It may cause us to lash out, when we should … Continue reading We can choose compassion and hope in the face of fear

Creamy Kale Soup

Laundry has always been a nightmare for me. I can't ever seem to get it washed, dried and folded in one fell swoop.  I continually have a pile of clothes, which at some point were fresh from the dryer but are now permanently wrinkled, desperate to be folded and put away. One of my problems is that I'm terrible … Continue reading Creamy Kale Soup

Why Mommy Why? Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Tofu

"Why" is the word of the day around here.  My love muffin's questions are sweet and thoughtful, with her reasoning skills and contextual connections often surprising me.  In an effort to take advantage of these teachable moments, I try to come up with clear and detailed answers.  That's when the why questions begin.  On repeat. … Continue reading Why Mommy Why? Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Tofu

A Flower To Love: Artichoke and Leek Soup

Flowers have become my little love's newest obsession.  She loves to pick them, hold them, sniff them, crush them.  One is never enough, and it's irrelevant whether or not the flower of the hour has been pruned and nurtured by someone else.  Once she spots one, there's a good chance that we will be leaving … Continue reading A Flower To Love: Artichoke and Leek Soup

Brunch For Dinner: Spinach Strata With Cheddar Cheese

One of the whiteboards at my little love's day school is filled with the dietary exceptions of most of her classmates.  Vegetarian, Vegan, Vegetarian-No Soy, No Dairy, Vegan-No Soy, the list is creatively endless.  Almost every child is dietetically categorized in one way or the other . Seeing this list always reminds me of my … Continue reading Brunch For Dinner: Spinach Strata With Cheddar Cheese