The First “D” revealed and a Year End Wrap Up: Cooking

I’ve learned a lot from consciously trying to improve my cooking and try new recipes this year. There have been ups and downs… recipes that were so forgettable I didn’t even blog about them, epic failures that we threw out, and huge wins that we will keep cooking again for years. Continue reading

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Not That Kind of Mom

I am far from the first person to point out that parents- but especially moms- are under a lot of pressure to have it all, do it all, and be it all. The superwoman complex is abundant and it is so easy for it to find its way under the skin of perfectionists and recovering perfectionists, but no one is immune! Continue reading

Inheritance & Doll Carriers

It has been a while since I broke out my sewing machine. In fact, it has been at least since August when I started packing up our old house for the move. Our craft room/office is a shared space that is still a work in progress and the current home of several papers and boxes that need to be sorted, but over the long weekend I managed to create enough space to dig out my sewing machine and make my little guy one last Christmas gift in time for Epiphany Sunday! Continue reading