So. I have been momming for 6 years now, and mostly feeling like a complete failure, which is ridiculous. But emotions are powerful, and I must contend with them. In order to stop feeling like a failure, I am going to define, for myself, the “right” way to mom. I say “right,” because there is no such thing. But I am completely overwhelmed by the options out there and the infinite ways I could mom better, so this is necessary. (Disclaimer: This is a definition…Continue Reading “The Right Way To Mom”

Okey dokey, this post is long overdue for those of you who were my lovely customers when I started my skincare business.  :D But here they are!  Recipes.  And links.  Everything you need. Now, I want you to know that every bit of this is customizable.  You can spend hours and hours reading on the Internet about skin care recipes, and everyone who makes stuff has their own personal favorite oils.  Play around.  There are very few rules, the most important of which is to always…Continue Reading “Cheaper and Cheapest: Homemade Skincare Guide”

another meal

My modern parenting conundrum:  I want to feed the kiddo well, but it is exhausting.  There are only so many hours in the day, and I would rather spend some of them with my husband or alone (mind you, joyously and ecstatically alone in a bath tub with a great book and a glass of champagne). But one of the most sobering declines documented in Changing Rhythms of American Family Life is the amount of time married parents spend alone together each week: Nine hours today…Continue Reading “9 Ways to be Lazy and Feed Your Kids Well”