I Made a Thing, and it was Yum: Vanilla French Toast

Teddy loves challah French toast. I’m always messing with my recipe, trying to come up with the bestest. I think I’m really really close to the bestest. What I did (and I can’t give an entirely proper recipe, because I didn’t measure anything): Slice brand spanking new, yummy fresh challah. Eat the end, cause yum. … Continue reading

A Glimpse in our Life: Mushroom, No! Lettuce, Yes!

Belly Monster is cooking at her little kitchen. She has 4 leaves of play lettuce in a pan that she’s stirring vigorously with a spatula. (All the toy spoons are AWOL.) Me: Can we add something to your soup? Monster: Lettuce? Me: How about something other than lettuce? Monster: Lettuce? Vegetable? Me  (picking up play … Continue reading

Kitchen Hand Scrub

Teddy’s family in India owns a farm which grows, among other things*, coconuts. *As far as I can tell, the only other thing is rice. I’m not really sure. But things like bananas and jackfruit and other yummies grow wild, so there’s always amazing fresh fruit to be found. So, coconuts. I call Teddy the … Continue reading

Teddy Knows Me Too Well

I asked Teddy to pick me up some garlic. This is what he brought home. Yeah, he knows what’s up. I made myself a half pound of garlicky kale and sautéed mushrooms. Because you can eat whatever you want for dinner when your husband works nights.

A Glimpse in our Life: Why I Went Missing

Belly Monster is sneaky and quick. I’m learning. My phone went missing. For about an hour. Turns out Belly Monster used her Go Go Gadget Arms to get it off the table. She called some people. She texted others. She also turned off some of my apps. I didn’t even know you could turn off … Continue reading

A Glimpse in Our Life: DaddyLa Hugs

Belly Monster calls Teddy “DaddyLa.” We don’t know why. It’s often accompanied with a sign she made up for him. Because she’s adorable. And maybe a little mysterious. So I’m standing in the kitchen, by the gate, and she’s on the other side, in the living room / dining room. Teddy is at the dining … Continue reading

I Need a Three Day Nap

Belly Monster has been going through some kind of awful growth spurt, and I’m dying. Thursday night she didn’t sleep. Well, she slept from about 9pm to midnight. Then she was up until almost 6am. It was awful. Friday she was grouchy, but I chalked it up to crazy sleep. She willingly took a nap, … Continue reading

Blowing Up the Kitchen

BEHOLD. Revel in the glory of the Fagor! When we were getting married, Teddy and I registered for a pressure cooker. No one bought it, but we got plenty of gift cards, and we had our completion discount, but we didn’t buy it. Mainly because while I wanted one, I was freaking terrified of it. … Continue reading

Introducing Boobles™

Boobles™!!! Dying laughing here. Also, Old Faithful is the best.

Nursing on Baby’s Terms

I don’t know how long Belly Monster will nurse. We’re coming up on 18 months, and so far she shows little sign of quitting. Will we nurse through toddlerhood? Past it? I know some friends and definitely my mom (who was against nursing from the get go) already think enough is enough. But you know … Continue reading

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