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

Baked Eggplant Rolls

In the last month of my pregnancy I watched Thomas Balmes' documentary, Babies. This uplifting film chronicles the first year of life of four babies from different parts of the world, and helped calm my new mom jitters. Each joyful, healthy baby reached the same developmental milestones, from Namibia, to Mongolia, to Tokyo, to San Francisco, despite drastic … Continue reading Baked Eggplant Rolls

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