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Baby #2–Birth Story

Baby #2–Birth Story

I haven’t updated the blog for months, so many of you may not know that we just had baby #2. Surprise! Now that you’re all caught up, I guess I’ll write the birth story. It’s only fair since I wrote one for baby #1, and […]

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki (makes 2 servings) (adapted from myrecipes.com) Ingredients: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 pound chicken tenderlions, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices Directions: In a […]

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 cup sour cream 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp white pepper 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/2 tsp salt 2 cloves garlic, minced Directions: In a […]

Gyro Meat

Gyro Meat

For this gyro meat recipe, you can use 2 lbs. of ground lamb instead of the 1 lb. beef + 1 lb. lamb combination if you want. I was trying to save money since a pound of ground lamb was 6.99 at the store, vs. […]

Garlic Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

Garlic Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

Garlic Chicken and Pasta (adapted from grouprecipes.com) – Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 oz. angel hair pasta 1 lb. chicken tenderloins, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 pint baby portabella mushrooms, washed and sliced 1/2 onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 6 oz. jar of marinated […]

Potty Training.

Potty Training.

I put off potty training until my daughter was 2.5 years old for a number of reasons. Surprisingly, I had her ‘trained’ in a few short days. Of course, it depends on your definition of what trained really means. Which leads to one of my […]

Judging parents.

Judging parents.

I was reading a Huffington Post article about how people judge parents. One of the commenter’s responses I totally agreed with: When we judge other parents, we are basing that judgment on a momentary snapshot with zero context. The toddler throwing a giant tantrum in […]

A typical day for a toddler like me.

A typical day for a toddler like me.

My ‘Why is Mommy mad at me?’ look. 12:20am – Wake up for the day shortly after midnight. Since I can only sleep plastered against mommy or daddy, I scream on the top of my lungs for someone to wake up and get me out […]