It’s the time of year for gatherings. From holiday parties with coworkers and clients, to Christmas dinner with family, to ringing in the new year with friends. All the cocktail conversations means lots of questions to answer. How have you been, how old is your kid now, how’s work, what’s keeping you busy these days??? […]

Until today all I’ve gotten is praise when I say I’m still breastfeeding my close to 18-month old daughter. We were fortunate that from hour number one, breastfeeding was easy. We had no latch issues, no supply issues, no problem pumping, no bottle rejections, no infections, and no pain. I received nothing but support and […]

First of all, being a mommy is hard work, period. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, both are great and can suck at the same time. I had only a glimpse of the stay at home mom world during my 3-month maternity leave, and not sure if that counts […]

Everyone asks me, including her pediatrician’s office, if Maddie is drinking milk yet. First of all she has been drinking milk since day one, it’s called breast milk, and she still gets 15 or so ounces a day at 16 months, so I’m not worried about her nutrition. Second, we are dairy-free in our household. […]

Our nanny agreed to take Maddie for 24 hours. We dropped her off at noon and headed into town for our date day, determined to pack in as much non kid friendly activities as possible. First stop was Miyake for lunch. I had the daikon salad and salmon lady roll. Delish as always! Tom had […]

So I was craving chicken BBQ. I know, my husband was just as surprised as I was. No I’m not pregnant! I haven’t craved BBQ since before Beale Street BBQ closed its South Portland location a number of years ago. We went through the short list, Salvage BBQ (my husband tells me the meat is too […]

I’m not exactly sure the definition of a “foodie”, but I’ve been called one from time to time. Before I had a child, my husband and I were out to eat at least 3-4 times a week. We live in what has been described by the likes of Food and Wine, the New York Times, […]

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