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Mom Monday: My Kids Turned Me Crunchy

Mom Monday: My Kids Turned Me Crunchy

My babies turned me “crunchy.”  I was a bit of a hippie before; I was carefree and loved nature.  My husband and I went to concerts almost every weekend, seeing Grateful Dead cover bands, Willie Nelson, and such.  We built a house a little farther away from everyone else to have our serenity.  But it […]

Creamy baked mac and cheese with mushrooms

Creamy baked mac and cheese with mushrooms

Here’s a great recipe for fancy-pants mac and cheese that is Murphy twin approved. Serves 6 (as a main course) 1 lb short pasta (such as penne) 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, any variety, chopped 3 T butter or olive oil 1 t fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 medium leek, sliced into half moons 3 T flour 3.5 […]

The Muffin Tin Game

The Muffin Tin Game

I wanted to share a game that my four year old and I play. This game teaches counting and sorting, and can go up to whatever number you would like to teach. Jax and I have been working on his sitting-still skills lately, and this works perfectly with that. I like this game because it’s simple, fast (no begging him to finish before he gets […]

Punk Rock Mom

Punk Rock Mom

Over the weekend, Kevin and I attended Riot Fest as our first official “date” away from the baby. Aside from a rock show back in January, where we left Atticus with Kevin’s parents for four hours, this was our first all-in day away from the kid. I was a nervous wreck leaving my baby, but we […]

Bubbe’s Brisket

Bubbe’s Brisket

Mmmmmmmmmmmm….one of my favorite foods ever!  I had no idea what brisket was before I met my husband and his Bubbe (Bubbe is Yiddish for “grandmother”).  It’s so delicious and SO EASY!  Definitely a one pot, set it and forget it dish.  You and your family will LOVE this recipe!  I promise.  It’s the perfect meal for Rosh Hashanah […]