Under the Weather Miso Soup


With our preschooler starting back at school we knew we were due for a cold. It’s been passed around among the four of us at home and now I have it. … [Continue reading]

Pressure, Part 2


I wrote earlier about my son’s lingual frenectomy--when the band of tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is removed … [Continue reading]

Pressure, Part 1


Today I write my blog post from inside a hospital solarium. MSNBC has been talking about Trump for the last hour and a half, and I've been waiting for … [Continue reading]

Ice Ice Baby

Mint infused ice cubes with lemon and mint garnish.

With the dog days of summer upon us, heat waves and droughts are the name of the game and everyone is looking for a way to keep cool. If you have a … [Continue reading]

Healthy Squash Puree


Do you like Greek yogurt? I love it! A lot of my friends enjoy it too but usually only during breakfast. This creamy and tangy goodness shouldn’t be … [Continue reading]

Summer DIY Project: Refinishing an Outdoor Table


Our family has been using our backyard more and more as our boys get older, and it’s always a treat when we can get all of us outside to play (and … [Continue reading]

Dear Me, Eight Years Ago


Hi, Maia. This is future Maia from 2016. You’ve just had your first baby in 2007--a little girl named Lynnea. I hope you don’t mind me taking a few … [Continue reading]

Baby Banana Oatmeal Smoothie


I love the age when babies begin to sip through a straw because they tend to eat more than being spoon fed. It’s my favorite way to get more nutrients … [Continue reading]

Wally World or Bust

Young family with little girls enjoying time at fun fair, baby eating roll, mother eating popsicle, amusement park

With summer vacation in full swing, parents across the country are, come hell or high water, busy making memories with their children. Like Clark … [Continue reading]

Veggie Puree

There is a real struggle with eating veggies. Now that I am responsible for feeding this tiny baby, I say to myself, “Am I feeding her right? Am I … [Continue reading]