Welcome to the World Baby Cash

This post is not really food related at all, but is about the birth of my third child, Cash. I invite you to stop reading if birth stories do not interest you/weird you out.  He is the reason I’ve been slowing down on my blog- first to prepare for his arrival and now to cuddle… [read more]

We’re Having A…

I had an ultrasound last week and asked the technician to write down the baby’s gender on a note and place it in an envelope.  We gave the envelope to my mother in law to wrap in an egg for our kids to open on Easter.  Easter is always a fun holiday, but this year… [read more]

Announcement from my Kids

Today’s post doesn’t really have anything to do with food, except for that because of this news I have been slightly less optimistic about food for the last 12 weeks: We are pretty excited!

Bringing the Happiness Advantage to the Dinner Table

I’m almost done reading “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor and I’m really loving it. The book is full of studies and wisdom on how to achieve happiness in our lives. A consistent theme throughout the book is that being happy is what leads to success and not the other way around. We often falsely think that having success will bring us happiness but the book suggests that even in failures we can be happy and see mistakes, obstacles, failure, disappointment, and suffering as opportunities for growth to take advantage of. Here are a few “failure” quotes in the book that really stood out to me:

What books are You Reading this Year?

I try to read books about health or nutrition every so often, not necessarily because I will actually take all of the advice or because it has new mind-blowing information, but mostly because it re-energizes me to care about what I’m putting into my body and to stay excited about cooking and eating well.  I… [read more]