Archive for February 2013

CocoonCare Now Open in River North

CocoonCare Now Open in River North
When I was pregnant eight years ago, I had little interaction with other pregnant women and few resources besides books and the internet to get advice and learn the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy. I’ve said here before that my weekly prenatal class during my first pregnancy is what led me to yoga. New mom... Read more »

Is there any better combination than peanut butter and chocolate?

Some say ketchup and mustard or salt and pepper, but I stand behind peanut butter and chocolate; hands downs as my favorite mixture.  My husband actually went to the grocery store to buy peanut butter and bring it back to Cold Stone Creamery (after they told him they were out of peanut butter) one summer... Read more »

How can I rest when this kid is sitting on my head?

How can I rest when this kid is sitting on my head?
I’ve never been good at resting.  I’ve never been a napper.  I don’t enjoy lazy Saturday mornings or being in my pajamas all weekend.   Maybe it is because I really want to enjoy every minute of every day or maybe I am simply a restless person. One of the many ironies of MS is... Read more »
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Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal

Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal
Somehow I was directed to From the Little Yellow Kitchen, a quant site written by two 25-year-old gals who are best buds with a common love of cooking. They currently reside in a tiny apartment near the beach in San Diego and yes, have a very small and very yellow kitchen. These non mommy bloggers, amaze... Read more »

Correcting bad behavior or how to tame a wild child

Correcting bad behavior or how to tame a wild child
Thank you to all of you that shared your tips and advice from my somewhat desperate letter to my daughter last week.  What helps the most is talking with other mothers who experience the exact same behaviors.  After feeling especially terrible as a parent, sitting and chatting with stranger moms at ballet, who also lose... Read more »

You can never have too many pairs of yoga pants

You can never have too many pairs of yoga pants
The laundry situation is a never-ending process. During the many hours sorting, folding and putting away, I consider ways to reduce the time spent cleaning my family’s clothes. 1. Wear pajamas and pants more than once before washing 2. Invent a laundry capable robot 3. Buy more clothes Just when I slowly began my descent... Read more »
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Quinoa salad, potty talk and yoga books

Quinoa salad, potty talk and yoga books
Today’s Meatless Monday recipe is a beautiful and simple Quinoa Salad with Shaved Brussel Sprouts from Katherine Martinelli.  This an ideal recipe to make a big batch at the beginning of the week and eat daily for lunch, snack or dinner. I don’t have a full Meatless Monday review today as my writing has kept me... Read more »

A Letter to My Four Year Old

A Letter to My Four Year Old
Dear Mini Me, Let me begin by telling you that I love you more than you will ever realize.  Maybe when you become a mother and have a little girl of your own you will understand. I wish your little toddler brain could comprehend that I tell you all of this because I love you... Read more »

Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal

Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal
Looking back at previous Meatless Monday posts, it is exciting to see how much I have grown both in eating and preparing new foods and flavors.  In the past two years of dedicating one day a week to vegetarian and vegan dishes, I’ve learned meat-free eating tastes good although requires time and a combo of... Read more »
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