Wednesday, September 19, 2018

And That's Okay (Quick-and-Easy Pesto Recipe)

This blog post is brought to you by a missed flight connection and five hours of "free time" in the airport.

Quick-and-Easy Pesto | Taste As You Go

I have fallen into a pitiful pattern. I pump some life back into this blog for a few weeks and then fall off almost completely for months. During the periods of silence, fleeting thoughts of blogging enter my mind... but they never go anywhere. Instead, my shame builds... then anger... then disappointment... then resignation.

But then I jolt back into gear and reset my goal of blogging more often.

This process -- my method, if you will -- also involves coming to an understanding with myself. The pressure to write more often? It's all self-inflicted. The shame I feel for not writing more often? Completely unfounded. The anger for failing to meet my goals? Unnecessary. The resignation? Way too dramatic.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

How To: Make Apple Prune Purée for Babies

Feeding your baby a blend of apples and prunes is a great way to teach them about flavor combinations. The natural sweetness of the fruit is especially pleasing to the young palate... And the prunes help keep things moving along.

Feeding your baby a blend of apples and prunes is a great way to teach them about flavor combinations. The natural sweetness of the fruit is especially pleasing to the young palate... And the prunes help keep things moving along.

My emotions are all over the place. We're less than a week away from our move and I'm feeling very nostalgic. Plus Facebook has been reminding me about some poignant memories and important milestones... including Caroline's adventures with solids foods.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

An Ending and a Beginning

It's been three months... I think it's time to end my blogging hiatus, don't you?

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Wow, you guys.

I don't mean to sound cliché, but it's true what they say -- a lot can change in a year. This time last June, I was dealing with a pregnancy-related scare. At 31 weeks, I was grappling with the news that I'd have to spend the rest of my pregnancy in the hospital.

Fast-forward... Jonathan is now crawling, pulling up, and babbling up a storm. And we're three weeks away from celebrating his first birthday! But that's not the only major life event we're celebrating...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Our Monthly Dinner Plan (March)

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for March at once and sharing our monthly dinner plan here.

Photo by Ahmed Saffu via Unsplash | Taste As You Go
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Here I am again.

It's the beginning of a new month, and I'm already feeling overwhelmed. Several big things are happening at work over the next several weeks, so my days have been (and will be) going non-stop. To feel somewhat balanced, I've been pouring my off-hours energy into the kids... especially on the weekends. It's no surprise that, in the middle of everything, I caught a stomach bug and was out for the count earlier this week.

This certainly isn't the way I wanted to kick off March. But... I finished our monthly dinner plan, so at least I have that going for me, right?