Waving to the airplanes and birdies.
My baby loves her some hummus! It is so easy to make too. Enjoy with cucumber.
Easter is a lot like Christmas: we celebrate Jesus Christ and we give gifts! I have to say, one of the funnest things about being a parent is putting out gifts for my baby. Then seeing her face in the morning just tops it all off. It’s so good.
Here is the trail the Easter bunny left leading to the Easter basket full of Cocoroons and bubbles for Missy girl.
Jessica Shyba is a beautiful mother of 3 who I follow on social media. She lives in New York, and I love to see the things she does with her kids (especially while I was also living there.) She will be leaving NY for the Bay area, and wrote a “final chapter” to describe what it feels like to leave the city. I couldn’t have said it any better…so here it is:
“My feet move quickly on the pavement, my heart always beating in sync with the traffic, the lights, the footprints I leave behind me. I rarely make eye contact with strangers any more, yet I’m acutely aware of what is going on around me. My empathy is all encompassing, yet I’m incredibly protective over the beings within my circle. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, and that in and of itself is empowering.”
I know I’m not the best at food styling, but this is a recipe I HAD to share and these pictures had be taken quickly because the food was disappearing!
My birthday was in March. New York was cold the whole time. But that didn’t mean we couldn’t have fun! We still had a party. I have the BEST friends! Because of my
addiction love of smoothies, they threw me a smoothie party! Isn’t that so sweet? And they even picked up a gluten-free vanilla cupcake from Pip’s Place just because they wanted to go all out. I mean, come on, it’s my birthday! I really couldn’t ask for better friends. I am so lucky to have such thoughtful friends who would do something so nice for me. I really am so grateful. I felt so loved.
Warning: this is the EASIEST recipe you will ever come across for strawberry jam.
Warning 2: this is extremely delicious. :)
There are only 4 ingredients: strawberries, dates, chia seeds, and water. Amount of time: 5 minutes. Easy peasy.
Remember that raw, organic lasagna I was telling you about? This is it:
Made up of zucchini, tomatoes, and 3 different purees: a pistachio basil pesto, a sun-dried tomato sauce, and a pumpkin seed macadamia cheese. That’s it! No gluten or starchy noodles, no MSG or GMOs in the sauce, no pasteurized dairy, no hormone-laden meat, and no pesticides. Completely toxin free. It is absolutely beautiful in every way, shape, and form. I never wanted it to end.
We were lucky enough to have the one and only, Maribeth Youngberg take our photos before we left NYC! We started in Central Park and made our way to Times’ Square to fit in as much of the city into a couple photographs as we could. I love the results!
What do you think?
I was asked to write an article for the Le Leche League newsletter on my journey of mothering. I was honored to do so.
“It really is quite extraordinary being a mother, isn’t it? Caring for someone else 24/7, and loving them 24/7. I truly love my calling as a mother, and feel so incredibly lucky to be where I am. This is how my journey began.
This was an adventure we had in the East Village. We went to Hummus Place where we had the opportunity to eat delicious food…and hummus! I love hummus!
(Side note: did you know that if you remove the skin from the chickpeas, it makes the hummus a lot smoother? You’re welcome.)
This was one of our plates:
And of course, Missy girl was there. Cute little olive eater.