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Feeling Super Fat in Pregnancy

My husband has a great way of making me feel bad about myself. This morning as I was half naked, getting dressed, he says, “Wow. Your bump is really big.” Yep. I knew this, and I smiled. “I know,” I said. He shakes his head in wonder. “No, I mean, it’s like as big as… [read more]

Mama and Baby Love

The Question I Ask My Kids Every Day

Every night, before going to sleep, I whisper the same prayer. I am not a religious person, but it makes me feel better to ask whatever powers that be to watch out for our family. I ask that my children be safe, happy, healthy and at peace with the world around them. I ask that… [read more]

Breastfeeding in public - keeping covered with a blanket

#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a much-needed epidural. There is… [read more]

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Pasta di Rimasuglio

I hope you'll forgive me for bastardising the Italian language in an effort to create my own culinary delight, but when it comes to any made-up pasta dish, the … [read more]

Peppermint Bark Recipe - White chocolate, mint extract and candy canes

Peppermint Bark Recipe

At the start of the holiday season, I went out and bought a tin of Peppermint Bark from our local bakery. But it is so overpriced when you buy it pre-made. So I … [read more]

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My Craft Room

Ever since I was a kid, I looked forward to a time when I'd have a whole room of my own devoted to nothing but arts and crafts. When we lived in the UK, I made … [read more]

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A Hollywood Afternoon

Last Friday, Mark started work a bit earlier than usual, and as such he was able to stop work a bit earlier than normal. With the prospect of some extra time to … [read more]