June 2012


I have a feeling this meal will stretch out over many, many days. Our friends Sara and Kevin brought over an incredible ‘baby meal’ – tempeh tacos.  They brought over everything required for banging tacos – tempeh filling, lettuce, black bean and corn salsa, salsa, tomatoes, cheese, and guacamole.  It was really thoughtful and sweet [...]



This morning, I headed out to brunch with Nicole while the Husband manned the fort and Henry.  This was my first time leaving him, but I wasn’t worried at all – Kristien is very baby capable.  I probably trust him more than I trust myself! Nicole and I met up at Zada Jane’s, this hippiesh [...]



Thanks for all your housebound activity suggestions.  Now we have a loooong list of activities to tackle.  We took a few of you up on your advice and tag-teamed errands:  the Husband ran into Target and I went into the grocery store while the other sat with Henry in the car.  A trip to the [...]


Costume Change

Henry would like everyone to know that he has gone through eight nine diapers and three four outfits since midnight. <— In the time it took to write this post, he required another costume change. On the other hand, I am still in my pajamas, haven’t showered, and haven’t brushed my teeth.  I think this [...]


Baby Blue Steel Face

Work it, Henry. Work it. Today is Henry’s newborn photo shoot.  I am greatly looking forward to embarrassing him with the nude photographs when he is 18 and headed out to prom. <3 Our photographer brought us some cookies – how awesome is that? They tasted like almond macaroons.  Very light and fluffy. I grabbed [...]


The First

If you’re a woman and you’re running a race this weekend, I thought you’d be inspired by this story. (Source) Even if you’ve never heard of Kathrine Switzer, she’s influenced your life.  In 1967, she was the first woman to ever officially run the Boston Marathon (the year prior, another woman, Roberta Gibb, bandited the [...]


Sit Down

A meal that wasn’t eaten on the couch or in front of the television.  Post-baby first. The Husband picked up Thai food on his way home from work, so we had a delicious dinner that didn’t involve dirtying a single dish or putting in a ounce of effort in the kitchen.  Pretty perfect, if you [...]


Tasty Combos

Good afternoon.  (Pssssst!  There’s still time to enter the Three Years of Beautiful Giveaway.) It’s a beautiful afternoon over here.  MomHTP, Henry, and I are all alone today, which nice because my mom and I haven’t gotten to spend any one-on-one time together so far.    Fun fact: When my mom was a newborn, in [...]


Reader Q&A: Staying Focused

Tara wrote: “I've been a runner for many years and have completed 8 half marathons. I started running in my early years of university and would always follow a 4-month training program for my races, but by the end of training, I’d get sick of only running. I decided after my last half that I [...]


Week 39 of my pregnancy compared to Week 1 of Henry’s life:   I really cannot fathom that a little person came out of my pregnant belly.  So strange!  Also, it’s really hard for me to grasp that it’s been a week since I went into labor and delivered Henry.  Where did the time go?  [...]


Coconut Raw Oats

Morning! If she can’t see him, she’ll get close.  So I tucked him in my hoodie.  Hah.   I was flicking through Facebook this morning and came across a yummy recipe from How Sweet It Is.  I’m not a huge dessert baker but I must bake these Thin and Chewy Chocolate Drenched Coconut Oatmeal Squares [...]


Stuffed ‘Shrooms

Do you have a veggie that you buy, over and over again, and yet hardly ever use?  Or is this just my grocery store stupidity? I do this with two veggies in particular:  zucchini and ‘shrooms.  I don’t know why I buy zucch because I don’t even really like it, but I do love mushrooms.  [...]


Out of the House

Today was a big day.  We left the house with Henry for the first time ever.  Well, I took him to the lactation consultant’s house on Sunday, but I don’t count that because I didn’t pack a diaper bag (although I should’ve) or put on something besides pajamas (although I should’ve…). I am notoriously bad [...]


Three Years of Beautiful {Giveaway}

Happy Birthday to Operation Beautiful! Operation Beautiful is my other blog; the concept is that people write positive messages on Post-Its and leave them in public places for others to find.  Many people take photos of their notes and email them to me (operationbeautiful@gmail.com), and each day, I update the site with new notes.    [...]

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