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Nothing to lose.

Nothing to lose.

I realized I hadn’t turned off the hose in the backyard. As I rounded the side of the house I saw a misty spray of water over the fence, shooting straight up towards the birdhouse in our tree. A toddler laughed gleefully. Her back was […]

Nothingness.

Nothingness.

Visiting California was a sort of test for me. I saw my nephew for the first time, my brother and his wife saw my 2nd baby for the first time. We planned trips to Napa for wine tasting, and ate tons of food. I looked […]

Quick and Easy Chicken Confit

Quick and Easy Chicken Confit

  Even though the process of cooking something in ‘confit’, or immersed in oil, was generally done in the old days for preserving meat without refrigeration, the result was fall off the bone so delicious that it is still a popular method of cooking these […]

A good mom.

A good mom.

What constitutes being a good mom? Lately I’ve been writing about the endless chores and having no time and lack of sleep. For some reason I feel the need to make it clear that I have no issues with doing the menial tasks presented every […]

Drowning

Drowning

It’s the only way I can describe the feeling everyday. I feel like I’m drowning and sinking to the bottom. I can’t get my head above water. That everyone around me has mastered this ‘being a mother’ thing and I’m struggling. It’s not that my […]

Potato Soup

Potato Soup

  Excuse the lack of step by step photos, and the bad quality of this one photo. Throughout cooking this I endured endless screaming and whining from kids that demanded my attention only when I am busy doing something other than coddling them, and as […]

Kids say the darndest things.

Kids say the darndest things.

Sometimes when I’m up to my neck in puke, poopy diapers, and other forms of bodily fluids and human waste, my toddler will say something funny or clever enough to make me relax and laugh again. Here are some classics: Recovering from the flu, she […]

There is nothing wrong with being called beautiful. Except…

There is nothing wrong with being called beautiful. Except…

I know a lot of parents out there try not to comment on their daughters’ appearances so they don’t only value their looks. That’s great. Because in a few decades, beauty fades away and you are left with your intelligence to get you through the […]