Taking a writing time-out so that I can write

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I have been in sort of a writing slump, if you can believe it. If you blog regularly, you need stuff to write about each week. That can be hard, I know. You know what's even harder? Getting into the zone to write something worthwhile. I've been challenged about my blogging productivity ever since life changed five months ago. I used to be able to ... Continue Reading

Blissful bites, with a few shortcuts

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Feeding a family while caring for a new baby has its ups and downs. I have to say, sometimes I need more “ups”! I often don’t have the time to prepare meals these days, and if ever I still need to make sure those meals are made thoughtfully, using as many things as I can from scratch. I know my family appreciates anything I make anyway, and they would really ... Continue Reading

Movie(ng) moments.


“Two more sleeps, and then it’s Minions, Mom,” Vito reminded me a couple of days before Saturday. He had already prepared his H&M shirt, the one with the long sleeves, anticipating the airconditioning in the cinema. “I’m going to get a hotdog and popcorn,” he mused, the night before while we had dinner. “That’s great, babe,” I said. Looking back, I ... Continue Reading

Patience and the process

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The other week, my son wanted to know how bread was made. After many trips to the supermarket, a lot of snack sessions in places like the French Baker and Sonja's and Bread Talk, he was curious about the process enough to ask me to teach him. He made sure to remind me daily to buy all we needed: yeast, flour, baking soda, sugar, oil, salt, and milk. (We were ... Continue Reading

Rebooting in progress

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Well, as you know, there have been so many changes in my life since the arrival of Krista! They are all delightfully sweet, and even though I am happy to have a sweet baby girl, I'm also super tired every.single.day. all the time! Whew! I've yet to really find my groove. The last five months of her life caught me off guard, no matter how much I thought I ... Continue Reading

Blogging can launch the work you love: The Blissful Blogging Workshop


Two years ago, I held my first workshop in Kuppa Roastery. It was called "Write On, Mom," and it brought together 10 or so mommy bloggers for a writing workshop. My goal then was to teach some creative writing techniques to bloggers who wanted to tell better stories through their blog posts. Since then, I've had nine more workshops on blogging. I even got ... Continue Reading