Dear Son…

January 9th seemed like another day in my pregnant life. I woke up and ate a bowl of cereal, my favorite food at the . The heartburn the night before had been especially terrible and I was really at the point of staging a sit in at the hospital until they decided to take this…

Chicken Noodle Soup + Why Men Can’t Handle Sickness

Ok ladies, does it seem like the world moves just a little bit faster when you’re not feeling well? Time sure does seem to be in fast forward for me. We have had some crazy weather here in VA and I can only imagine thats one of the major reasons that we are sick. One…

Street Art D.C.

To be perfectly clear I live in a suburb OUTSIDE of D.C. Residents of D.C. take offense to you saying you live in D.C. when you actually don’t. In defense of the suburbs nobody really know any of them by name so it’s just easier to say “Washington, D.C.” or “DMV”. Either way I hardly…

A Woman that has cut her hair…

Is about to change her life… I think the only truer words are in red in the Bible. It’s something about cutting your hair that makes you feel like you have a new beginning. Like it’s ok to start over. So here I am starting over. My last post was about Maternal depression and how…

Why is being a mom so hard?… and coffee cake.

“You shouldn’t hold him so much” said the nail tech as she started my pedicure. The one I had hesitated getting because I had the baby with me and I knew I wouldn’t be able to really relax. If you saw my feet you would know this was a matter of life or death tho….

Road Trips and a stiff drink.

Road trips and infants do not go together… No really! They don’t! I’m not sure at what point I thought it would be simple traveling with an infant (can I still call him that? he’s 6ft tall) but it is not. We live in Northern Virginia and decided to travel to Panama City, Florida for…

I cook with alcohol… a lot!

Cooking with alcohol is a major part of… well… cooking. Alcohol and it’s acidity brings out the flavor in most dishes the same way salt does. It can take a dish from good to great. That’s not entirely why I cook with it tho. I mean that’s the biggest reason just not the ONLY reason….

Please don’t wake me up…

I can be lazy… ok ok,  I am lazy but that has also made me very efficient. If you want to find an easier way of doing something ask a lazy person. I also very, very productive but in the laziest way possible. I make these huge to do list and commit to checking off…

You can make anything into Soup…

You can make almost any dish into soup if you’re lazy enough. Trust me… I’m lazy enough. Because food is always on my mind, I’m usually thinking about what I want to eat tomorrow tonight. I make it a habit to pull whatever meat I may need from the freezer so its thawed by the…

Slutties – “Because some of everything goes in them”

I didn’t make up the name.. I’m just passing along the information. I learned about these absolutely awesome brownies from a fellow veteran mom. I love things that look super complicated but in reality they are the farthest thing from it. This is that particular type of recipe. People will ooo and aaahh over these…

The art of hiding vegetables in food.

I am the master of hiding veggies in food. I add extra vegetables to everything! It’s the only way that I know to make sure my child is getting as many servings as possible. Smoothie? Let me throw some spinach in it. Stir fry? She’ll eat anything if it has soy sauce on it? You…