The Secret to Parenting Happiness

She loves me. Just wanted to share. My heart is fit to burst :) ....more

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs Recipe

I love me some good ribs. This recipe from my dad was my go-to favorite for a long time, but it takes about 3 hours to get that fall-off-the-bone goodness going in the oven ....more

Lessons from a Decapitated Caterpillar

When she was just a baby, this was a colorful caterpillar toy that she batted at and pushed around. I rattled it for her, spun the spinny thing around, and made funny faces with it by my face. For the most part, the toy sat in the basket, something that she rarely...more

I’m Going to Write About Vegetables.

I never thought I’d write about vegetables. I never imagined I’d buy a cookbook focused completely on vegetables. I never thought I’d buy my best friend a cookbook about...more

Transitioning from One Child to Two

I used to always wonder which was the hardest transition for young parents: going from 0 children to 1? From 1-2? From 2-3? ...more

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Black Friday got us. Black Friday got us good. Here is one example: You know Black Friday got you good when you spend nearly $100 on something you didn’t even know existed...more

Tell Her Who She Is, Not What She Does

I pop my face in front of hers with big eyes and drop the news: “Guess what? Your friend...more

Christmas Traditions

I think this is the first year where my daughter is really registering the idea of the Christmas season, and it is SO MUCH FUN! I’ve been so excited to share the thrill and anticipation and joy of the season with my kids, and I’m delighted whenever I see that she is delighted. She loves the decorations and lights and music and everyyything ....more

“Patient Hands:” A Must-Have in Your Toddler Toolkit!

She was perched in her high chair drinking milk when I peered into her...more

Here We Go

It’s my first day totally on my own, guys. I had...more