Monday Moments: Hide-and-Cheek

I have a hider on my hands. Yes, Theo, that’s exactly how I feel. I’ve heard of children like this, but this is my first experience with it. If I ask Theo to do something he doesn’t want to do, or if he’s just feeling cheeky for no real reason, he hides. He may only […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip - two ingredients, 5 minutes!

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

I don’t have enough appies in my life.  This must mean I don’t have enough parties in my life, because parties are half about company and three-quarters about appies. Appy math. It’s official stuff. In the interest of having more appies in my regular non-partying schedule, I need some easy recipes up my sleeve that don’t […]


Monday Moments: Seven

My sweet baby girl turned SEVEN this weekend. That officially sounds like a whole new stage of girlhood in my mind. Seven is growing up. I think she agrees, as lately she is all about her independence, biking ahead because she “knows the way”, doling out orders to her little brothers, choosing her own clothes […]

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Banana Bran Muffins

There’s a large bush on our walk to the bus stop that keeps encroaching further and further onto the sidewalk. Normally this isn’t the kind of thing I would comment on as, not being the type to trim my own bushes, who am I to judge. Except this particular bush always has multiple bees busily […]


Monday Moments: Overboard

Well, just like that a month is over and our inaugural boarders are off on an epic trip across the country while we live vicariously through their Facebook feed. The kids loved them, and I think we were all a little sad to see them go.  After only 4 short weeks, it’s amazing how used […]