Weekend Things

Happy weekend, friends. I’ll be back on Monday with some of our favorite activities to ward off cabin fever. It’s been a long, cold winter -- but we’re finding some fun (and frugal!) stuff to do to keep life interesting indoors ....more

Better Veggie Burgers On Demand

Here’s another installment of my Make It Better series. This time, I’m focusing on veggie burgers, which are one of the favorites in our house. Well, besides pizza and garlic knots and homemade ciabatta bread ....more

8/52: I Heart You

After a snow day on actual Valentine’s Day and a week off for New York’s winter recess from school, Ada brought home a huge bag of treats today from her classmates. Can I also just say -- WOW -- I’m happy school is back in session? Ada not only loves her teachers and classmates, but she also depends on school to get out her limitless energy and enthusiasm.A mama can only do so much when shut in for months at a time.We have m.a.j.o.r cabin fever ....more

3 Years At Home // Thoughts On Life

When I made the decision to leave my desk job a little over three years ago, I didn’t have much of a plan. Instead, I knew my heart wasn’t at my old position and -- quite frankly -- didn’t totally feel welcomed back due to some circumstances around the time I went out on maternity leave. That stuff is neither here nor there, because I also had always pictured staying at home for at least the early years with my child/children ....more

Stomach Bug + Natural Pedialyte

Ada woke up from her nap a few days ago and promptly vomited the entire contents of her stomach. Around 15 minutes later, whatever else was left came up. My heart dropped, and I couldn’t remember what to do with the stomach flu ....more

Food, Fitness, Family

FOOD Ada’s follow-up went well on Friday, which I’ll delve into in a moment. One reason we sometimes like going to her specialist? We get to go to Syracuse, which is like major civilization to us ....more

Review: Pizza Hut + Udi’s GF Pizza

Growing up geographically isolated in the north mountains of Pennsylvania, we didn’t have a lot of restaurants. I mean, there were definitely some -- a local sub shop, the bakery adjoining the bowling alley, the “famous” diner, and my favorite bagel place. When we wanted pizza? ...more

Review: Pizza Hut + Udis GF Pizza

Growing up geographically isolated in the north mountains of Pennsylvania, we didn’t have a lot of restaurants. I mean, there were definitely some -- a local sub shop, the bakery adjoining the bowling alley, the “famous” diner, and my favorite bagel place. When we wanted pizza? It was one hundred percent Pizza Hut! In fact, Pizza Hut might actually be responsible for my love of reading and writing, since I participated in its BookIt program way back when: Reading for pizza -- that’s a beautiful thing....more

Weekend Things

Sometimes I do my hair. And by that, I mean extremely rarely do I do my hair. Sometimes you guys ask lots of questions about it, and I’m more than happy to answer them because I’m flattered ....more

Mighty Magnesium

Are you deficient in magnesium? That’s a question no doctor has ever asked me. I’ve never had a test, but I show many of the signs, including fatigue, weakness, anxiety, and pesky irritability ....more