Category Archives: Parenting

‘Tis the Last Plan of Summer: August Meal Plan

Forgive me…that old art song, “The Last Rose of Summer,” is drifting through my head.  I’m taking a minute to get the meal plan posted for you all, and in that minute I’m breathing, and that makes me realize that … Continue reading

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Preservation: The Beginning

The other day, I got a slightly anxious message from my best friend, C.: “You need to call me because I am DROWNING IN PRODUCE.” A phone call later, I was able to easily diagnose C.’s problem.  She’s suffering from … Continue reading

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Almost Kindergarten

I bet some of you will be surprised to learn that J. and I took the boys out for dinner – -to an ice-cream place. Okay, so it was Pinkberry…the very Crunchy Hippie Intellectual foodie version of ice cream.  But … Continue reading

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Just Call Me (Not-So-Little) Miss Sunshine!

Wow, look what happens when I leave the country! While J. and I were in Iceland, our first tomatoes began to form in our incredibly neglected, novice backyard garden; L. lost his first tooth and learned how to swim; and … Continue reading

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Meal Plan for July: More Fish and Random Simplicity

I constructed this meal plan while on the 5-hour flight to Iceland; I had assumed it would take me a little while, but in fact, it pulled itself together in a flash.  My friend B.W. was peeking over my shoulder … Continue reading

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June Meal Plan: When the Cat’s Away…

The cat, I suppose, is me. J. and I are TAKING A VACATION.  I’ll pause sufficiently for the collective gasp.  This will be the first actual, bona fide, grown-ups-going-somewhere-awesome-for-a-period-of-time-just-for-the-hell-of-it vacation that we have taken since our honeymoon.  We have neither … Continue reading

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Reprieve, or What I Learned From Going GF/CF

It’s time for a reprieve. After six weeks of experimenting with a gluten and casein-free diet for L., we’re in the “rechallenge” phase.  Gradually and carefully, J. and I are adding wheat products and dairy products back into his meals, … Continue reading

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No Kind of Mom

I swore I wouldn’t take the bait.  There have been plenty of opinions rolling around the universe about the now-infamous Time Magazine cover, and I wasn’t going to add mine to the mental clutter being churned out daily on the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Foods

Sometimes making lots of different recipes all the time has its drawbacks.  For one thing, when my kids were super-little (not that 3 and 5 are ripe old ages, but you get my meaning), my mother remarked once or twice … Continue reading

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Fridge to Fork: Spanish-esque Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Note: This is installment #4 in the “Fridge to Fork” series.  Here are installments #1, #2, and #3 for those who may want to read a matched set.  Since at the moment, we’re fully entrenched in a gluten and casein … Continue reading

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