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"At the age of 3, Lilly told her grandmother that her throat was closing up after eating at a Chinese restaurant. The epi pen was administered.“
"This was one of my favorite maternity sessions, simply because this Mama was so excited to capturing her pregnancy. Previous losses gave them gave them such gratitude for this growing baby in her belly and it showed in her eyes and in her smile."
"Creating sauce from fruit is so delicious and perfectly simple. It's the perfect way to welcome summer into our kitchens.
You can add it to ice cream, shortcake, pancakes, french toast, angel food cake, biscuits, oatmeal or just lick it directly off the spoon.
Capturing a moment of my day has been one of the best decisions I have made. I started on March 1st, I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I don’t beat myself up over that. This process reminds me of how many sweet moments there are in a day and how quickly we […]
Sitting on a toilet, in a public restroom, sobbing silently, my hand covering my mouth to try to quiet the sound. Veins popping in my neck, the pressure pushing through the top of my head. I want to take my fists and pound on everything. I want to scream and yell and throw things violently. […]
Sarah Jane has been a fussy little girl. Over Easter weekend she spent much of her weekend screaming and yelling and complaining an awful lot. It was then that her pale skin was noticed by me and a few others. But we didn’t think much of it and we certainly blamed her sour mood on […]
I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]
This week is pretty different around here, which is good and also bad. It’s good because we all need a break in the kitchen, right? But it’s bad because my kids are with their dad, so it’s pretty quiet. Just Adam, Sarah Jane and I. The kids will be back on Wednesday, by Thursday we’ll […]
It’s the end of your life, someone hands you an album filled with a photo from each day of your life. The images are people you love, places you’ve been, things that you enjoy, things or routines that surrounded you every single day that you simply stopped noticing. Memories that became faded or even lost […]
Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]
The thing about chicken is that it’s just so simple. Simple to cook and simple to mess up. I planned on serving parmesan encrusted chicken and roasted potatoes for dinner. Earlier in the day, we had shopped at Costco and were heading home when I realized I forgot to buy chicken. That’s okay, I thought, […]
Every week I used to write our weekly dinner plan on our chalkboard that hangs on the kitchen wall. I would then share it on social media. My goal was always to share meal ideas to help inspire people who may need it…But I haven’t done it lately because erasing my chalkboard, writing the menu, […]
Several times a week, we sit down at the table and have dinner. Sometimes, the meals are big and hearty and complicated. Sometimes, the meals are Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. But each time, we sit together at the dinner table, I want my kids to feel hosted, I want them to feel special. I want […]