What do you guys do when your hypothetical well runs dry? (FYI I really wanted to use the word hyperbolic there but thought that Mike, my English teacher husband/editor in chief would totally laugh at me trying to sound like a smarty pants but totally getting it wrong). When you need a recharge or regroup, what do you guys do? Normally every two weeks, I hit up the nail salon for a little no chip manicure. Just an hour away from the day to day juggle seems to clear my head and fix a bad mood. This month, that is not really doing the trick. So, I need new ideas. [Read more…]
Who in the heck made it so hard for women in their thirties to buy clothes? I mean seriously. Come on. I feel like I am living in the scene from This Is 40 where Leslie Mann is like, “But I don’t wanna shop at J. Jill and Chico’s.” Where do you ladies of a certain age buy your clothes? Help!
I went through all my clothes recently. I packed up all my maternity stuff and realized that I have no clothes. Oh, before I get really ranty about women’d clothing, dudes if you wanna skip ahead to the recipe or just skim pictures, feel free! Back to clothes. I was literally wearing maternity clothes for like the past two years. With my second pregnancy, I needed those stretchy pants a lot sooner than the first time around.
All I had in my closet were maxi dresses and blazers. All that was in my drawers were 2 t-shirts that I wear religiously and leggings. Yeah, I had a few things missing. [Read more…]
Ok, I am going to make this little pre-recipe schpeel short and sweet today because I just sat down to start typing and currently it is 9:21pm. Lately, I have been fighting a losing battle with my body to try and stay up past 10pm. I can normally function on little to no sleep, which bodes well for the parent of an almost two month old. But this time around with Jack, nuh uh. [Read more…]
I think I am doing OK at this whole motherhood thing. I mean I felt confident enough to be adding another one to the mix in less than two months, soooo yeah, I guess that says something. In one way, I think I am doing too good of a job. This kid is too smart for his own dang good.
It used to be that I was able to sneak tons of vegetables into his food and not have him notice. Remember these spinach pancakes or this pesto fake out mac and cheese? God, how I bragged. I thought I was soooooo smart. Rookie mistake. That phase lasted about six months. Sigh, the good ol’ days. When your kid gets a little older, what’s the trick to getting them to eat veggies??
You guys hear that? That whirring noise? It is a familiar noise for this time of year. It signals a change in the seasons. Yep, that lulling humming whir is coming from my seasonal BFF, my humidifier. Ah, now with that going on full steam, I can smell the crisp fall air approaching and smell the pumpkin spiced-everything floating in the air. [Read more…]