Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Still looking for some last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas? Don't worry... I've got you covered.


Last year, Mother's Day was a blur.

I was only two months into motherhood and too sleep-deprived to enjoy it. Plus, we were on the go for most of the day, trying to pack in as much as possible.

*rookie mistake*

By the time we sat down for dinner, Caroline had hit her witching hour... HARD. Poor Stephen spent the majority of the meal walking her up and down the sidewalk to try and calm her, while I scarfed down food at our table all by myself.

It was pathetic, you guys.

This year, we're taking a different approach. We're going for brunch (of course), but that's the only thing on our schedule (as far as I know). Mother's Day is likely going to wind up being super low-key, and I'm really looking forward it.

And, if I'm spoiled with gifts like these, then so be it...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for May

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for May at once.


Let's see... Not much has changed since I posted our menu plan for April.

The non-blogging areas of my life are still taking up most of my time. Caroline took her first solo steps earlier this month (!) and requires a little more supervision than before. When I can carve out time for myself, I'm spending it pitching potential clients.

Even so, I, somehow, still managed to write four new blog posts this month, including this one. And I'm happy with that. Happy because I'm writing when I feel inspired to write rather than when I feel pressured to.

What a difference!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

How To: Make and Freeze Homemade Baby Food {Pea Purée}

When introducing green vegetables into your baby's diet, consider starting with peas. They have a mild flavor, are an excellent source of fiber, and can help maintain a healthy digestive tract.


It's finally starting to feel like spring here. With warmer temps and sunny skies, how could I not make more of an effort to get out the house with Caroline?

Of course, more outings mean more juggling. I'm adjusting to a new normal again. And now that I have less "free time," my to-do lists go through several revisions over the course of the day.

It's become crucial for me to reserve a little bit of energy so I can have a productive "second shift." Once Caroline is down for the night, I can do work for clients, write a new blog post, or take care of volunteer work.

Days (and nights) can be long. And there are times when it feels like I'm trying to do everything while wading through the mud.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Délice Café - Feasterville-Trevose, PA

This homey cafe in Bucks County, Pennsylvania specializes in sweet and savory crepes, espresso-based beverages, and irresistible desserts. 


"You know what we need in the Lehigh Valley?"


"A crepe place. I mean, how fun would it be to grab coffee and crepes on the weekend?"

"Hmm... You're right, that does sound good."

I remember having that conversation with Stephen a few years ago. We were sitting in the car at a red light and talking about the types of restaurants we'd like to see open in the area.

The eerie thing is, a handful of creperies did open after I put the suggestion out into the cosmos. (Like this one and this one.) And grabbing coffee and crepes on Sunday morning became a favorite weekend tradition. A tradition we were able to keep up even after Caroline was born.

We love our local restaurant scene. But I do think it's fun to venture outside the area every now and then. That's why, when I received an email invitation to try the food at Délice Café in Feasterville-Trevose, I accepted right away.