The Days When I JUST. DON’T. CARE.

I know that I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to easy-going kids.  Most days I can convince Lily to wear whatever outfit I choose for her, though I’ll be the first to admit, we have, on more than one occasion, butted heads over various outfits, shoe selections or even what bows to wear. Small … Read more

The Twilight Equine Serenade

There are days (many of them, in fact) when I experience a potpourri of feelings when it comes to my kid. “Be still my heart, she is literally THE sweetest creature on Earth!” “There is no way that I possibly birthed such a wild beast.” “If she dirties one more outfit today I’m enrolling her … Read more

My First Summer Herb Garden

Five years ago I barely knew the names of more than 3 herbs. I most CERTAINLY did not know how to cook with them. But I liked the idea of broadening my horizons (and palette) and vowed to try to incorporate herbs into more and more of my cooking. Fresh herbs are now my very … Read more

Strawberry Picking at Tabora Farm + Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

We caught a break in the weather this week here in PA and enjoyed several days back-to-back that were heat-humidity-rain free.  They were beautiful! The perfect weather just happened to coincide with prime strawberry picking season, so it was off to Tabora Farm we went!  I took Lily and my niece Ava and we met … Read more

Discovering You’re Pregnant on the High Seas

So in September of 2008 we had Lily. And probably by fall of 2009 we already started to field, “when are you having a 2nd baby?” questions from anyone and everyone.  I get it – people like to ask this question whether it’s deemed socially acceptable or not.  We responded to them with vague, “someday, … Read more