May 12, 2022Chopped: Frost Family Edition (Or, I Made Chocolate Curls) I made homemade chocolate curls last weekend and it wasn’t a big deal (so easy, who knew?!). But still, I MADE chocolate curls. Gold star? Several years ago we went through a period of watching The Food Network as a family. Abby, in particular, couldn’t get enough of Beat Bobby Flay and The Pioneer Woman. … Continue reading "Chopped: Frost Family Edition (Or, I Made Chocolate Curls)" Food & Body Memory Maker Parenting
May 11, 2022Sometimes I Just Have to Live With the (False) Guilt Years ago, after the birth of one of my babies, I went to see a postpartum specialist. All the emotions and exhaustion of motherhood felt manageable – until they didn’t. I only saw this therapist a handful of times and, have to admit, we didn’t click. She was lovely, but I left each appointment feeling…about … Continue reading "Sometimes I Just Have to Live With the (False) Guilt" Mental Health
May 10, 2022When Possible, Choose Beautiful Things I’ve written about this topic before, but it keeps coming to mind. Some of the text below is recycled from an old blog post, but I’ve added in a few new thoughts. While you and I may look at a Jackson Pollock, van Gogh or Picasso and have wildly different visceral responses (regarding the aforementioned: … Continue reading "When Possible, Choose Beautiful Things" Here's A Thought Home
May 9, 2022Recent Demerits (and Gold Stars) Well. That was quite a weekend. It’s Monday and I’m ready for Friday and a good long nap. More about recent events – some fun, some funny, and some frustrating – later in the week. But, today, let’s chat about demerits and gold stars. Listeners of Gretchen Rubin + Elizabeth Craft’s podcast Happier will be … Continue reading "Recent Demerits (and Gold Stars)" Life Mental Health
May 6, 2022Casual Friday + Joyfinding Let’s start with the big news first, shall we? I washed our sheets. Even the mattress protector and duvet. And I will admit it does feel nice to crawl into crisp, clean sheets. Last weekend was tough. My period started Friday night (just what the internet needed to hear), and since this fact impacts my … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Joyfinding" Casual Friday
May 5, 2022On Mother’s Day, An Ode to Letter Writing It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. I want to start by acknowledging we all have different stories to share. Some readers may be mourning the loss of a mother or friend, others processing a difficult parental relationship; some may be desperately wishing to become a mother while others are finding the very role of motherhood complicated … Continue reading "On Mother’s Day, An Ode to Letter Writing" Family Holidays Memory Maker Relationships