No-bake peanut butter cup bars (vegan, gluten-free)

Last week Min and I were invited to a friend’s son’s first birthday, where among a lovely spread of fresh fruit, cheese and veggies, there was a delicious gluten-free dessert (in addition to birthday cake, of course!) The no-bake peanut butter cup bars my friend made were gluten-free and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. And I ate like, three… Read more →

Book update: Feeling the deadline pinch

My book editor has a trip planned to New York in August to go over our final edits before we submit my manuscript to my publisher. Once they get it, they’ll likely have at least a few questions/edits at which point I’m assuming we just sort of pass my ‘script back and forth like we’re in a game of book… Read more →

Min’s bum knee

On Sunday The Boss and I took Min to an indoor play arena. The weather outside was in the high 80s and BRUTAL. It was so hot, I wore a damp hijab because I needed something cold on my head, and I knew it would dry like, four minutes after I walked outside. Every winter, after weeks of being snowed… Read more →

Strawberry picking

Over the weekend, The Boss and I drove up to Connecticut to visit The Boss’s family and went strawberry picking at a small farm just a few minutes from my in-laws’ house with my MIL, sister-in-law and Little Lamb. The last time I went berry picking was with MIL a few years ago. This time it was Min’s turn to… Read more →

Add to cart//Our tribe is growing

I remember watching a segment on the news years ago about how the Internet was revolutionizing the way people shopped. A woman sat in an empty apartment with nothing but a computer hooked up to the Internet, this new phenomena that common folk were just discovering. The goal was to see if she could furnish her apartment with everything from… Read more →

‘No Bad Kids’ book winners…

Congrats to Gwen, Linda A., Sadaf S. and Tina B.! Email to claim your copy of ‘No Bad Kids’. Read my thoughts on the book here. a Rafflecopter giveaway Tweet Read more →

Sponsored: Win a copy of ‘No Bad Kids’ by Janet Lansbury

Parenting teacher and author Janet Lansbury is giving away FOUR copies of her book ‘No Bad Kids, toddler discipline without shame’. Two winners will receive paperback copies and two winners will receive audio books. This giveaway is open to readers world-wide. Readers in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win hard copies of the book; international readers are eligible… Read more →

Beautiful and surreal. He’s not a toddler ‘teen’ anymore.

Min turned TWENTY MONTHS OLD yesterday. And it’s a bitter sweet feeling. It was crazy when he entered ‘double digits’ and then became a toddler. But at least when he was in the ‘teen months’ of toddlerhood he still felt kind of like a baby. At fifteen and sixteen and eighteen months, he was still a little guy that I… Read more →