Don’t Buy Your Toddler Expensive Food from Whole Foods (& Other Lessons Learned About Feeding Gremlins)

So toddlers huh? Apparently, you have to FEED them. It’s so easy when they’re babies. Bottle or boob. And then a few spoonfuls of mushy sweet potatoes or peas for a few months. But then they get older and suddenly you’re expected to spend 50% of your day as a personal line cook to a miniature dictator. And it sucks. Ryland is 2, and despite the fact that she has been on the food train for more than a year, we are in Strugsville, population 1.5 (I’m only counting her as…

Morning Adventures

Well, after a few rough days (and nights) we made it through to the other side of Ryland’s virus. It was a little dicey there for a while. This kind of sums up our life there for a few days. But we survived. Ryland’s feeling much better, well enough, in fact, to CLIMB OUT OF HER CRIB YESTERDAY….. That has literally been my worst nightmare since she was able to start pulling up to stand in the crib, and I have been dreading it. I am in no hurry to move her to a non…

Thoughts on this week and the loss of Anthony Bourdain

Can we agree that this week has been the worst? Like, how about we press the big reset button and go back for a do-over. News events aside, the last two days have been a struggle around our house. It all started a week or so ago I was a big old dumb dumb and made the rookie move of letting Bobby lay on the floor in a children’s play space at our local Science Museum. In this play space were various baby toys, which Bobby promptly grabbed and shoved in his mouth. Cue 3 days later…

Perfect Avocado Toast

Okay, okay. I know. Avocado toast? Really? It’s been done. It’s basic. It’s over Instagrammed to the point of ridiculousness. No one wants to see another picture or post about friggin’ avocado on toast! Except, um, if I may, this version is just so. stinking. good. I know that’s a bold claim. But seriously, I’ve been tweaking this little concoction for years, and it has become one of my favorite things on this planet to eat. And while yes, avocado toast is pretty idiot proof and something where you…

Catch Up/Life Lately (according to my iPhone)

Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. I’ve been working on a bunch of freelance work and enjoying the last week with having R off work, so blogging fell a little by the wayside. Thought I’d do a super quick catch up/photo dump 🙂 We had our first pool visit! I went back and forth about joining a pool this summer, what with two children two and under (neither of whom can swim :), but after our first visit, I’m pretty happy with the choice. I really want my kids to be…

My Favorite Things at Trader Joe’s

Hey friends! Hard to believe it’s already Thursday! With R off, this week has been zooming by. We went to the pool for the first time on Tuesday, the zoo yesterday, and the Science Museum this morning. I’ll definitely share more thoughts on those outings later (especially the pool with two little kiddos), but today I wanted to pop in and share my 10 favorite things at Trader Joe’s. I know it’s a little random, but I went on Tuesday, and it is and has been for a while, my favorite grocery…