Monday, June 30, 2008

Spaghetti Squash!

Do you know about spaghetti squash? Toddlers often love spaghetti squash! It's a vegetable! But it looks like angel hair pasta!
Tastes great with anything you'd use on regular pasta. I usually do it up with oil and parmesan, but sometimes we just mix it with whatever jar of tomato sauce is open.
We all three like spaghetti squash, and it's pretty easy to make. But many people don't even KNOW about it, so I'm doing my part to spread the word.
Yum! Eat it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The First Years Meal Mates Smart Serve Suction Bowl

I was really excited about this bowl, hoping Belle wouldn't try too hard to pull up on the suction, or better still, that the suction would hold against pulling. Sadly, it just offers a mild challenge, resulting in a more impressive splaying of food once the goal is achieved. Not very suctiony.
I think it might be better when she's older and isn't as interested in the bowl itself? Maybe I'll check in about that in a year.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Checking in

I'm too busy to blog.
I just don't want to make the time; I have other things I like better than rehashing what's already happened.
I twitter now, under my real name so no link.
I do write a monthly letter to my daughter, but by hand in a journal, to her.

All that said, there are some things I love that I want to let people know about, just to improve the world at large.

PARENTS! Friends of parents looking for a clever gift! Do you know about the...
It's awesome. Click the link; I'm not going to bother to explain.
Kiddopotomus is a clever little company.

Belle never leaves the house without our
Skip*Hop Pronto
It's a diaper wallet. You don't actually need anything else all the time, so you can just pack a separate bag with the day's goods, and keep this thing fully stocked at all times. I loooove it.

That's all for now. More when I think of it.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Real Irresponsible


A recent blog entry on simply stated featured pacifiers with rhinestones on them.
These pacifiers have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and it seems irresponsible of Real Simple not to mention this in the blog entry, where you ought to emphasize that the pacifiers should be for decoration only.

Moreover, on Friday afternoon, 3/28, I left a comment on the blog post explaining the recall, and this comment has not been posted to the blog. I understand that comments are reviewed before being posted, but I would expect that even if Real Simple chose not to post my comment, that you would at least update or modify the post to reflect the recall issue. While initially not mentioning the recall could be simple ignorance, suppressing information regarding the recall is at best selfish.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Q: What do you get when a baby vomits up spit-up mixed with phlegm?

A: I don't know but it's all over my pajama top and pooling in my bra.

Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year!!

Friday, November 30, 2007


Ugh - I am so glad this is the end of NaBloPoMo. In generating a post for every day of the month, I learned a few things.

While it's nice to actually write the posts that I regularly concoct in my head during the day, it's way more time than I'd like to spend to get it all written down. I know it doesn't take that long, but it does take doing. I'd rather spend that time doing something else.

One thing I've noticed is that the time and energy I spent on the posts ended up taking up the time I used to spend uploading, editing, and posting photos on flickr. I'm way behind on my photos, and I think it's because the blog posting cannibalized the time.

I think I'm going to return to the way things were. I look forward to going back to flickr as my go-to day-to-day posting place, but I'm glad I have this blog around for the occasional musing or aside.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Hey, Belle, aren't you excited? We're going to have oatmeal this morning! Yes, that's right! Oatmeal! It's something new; you've only had rice cereal until now, but now we're going to try this oatmeal cereal. Isn't that exciting? Yeah? Look at that smile, I can tell you're excited! Hooray for oatmeal! Hooray! here we go! Stirring it up in the bowl with the spoon! Mmmmm, doesn't this look good? It looks good to Mommy, yes it does. Hooray! Oatmeal! Oatmeal for Bella-boo! Yum yum, are you ready? Mmmm, that's so yummy. Ooops, got a little on your chin, that's okay, that's why we have a bib on. Yum yum yum you eat it right up. ...Mommy got distracted for a moment there, but I can see from how you're flapping your arms and hitting the tray that you're impatient for more food. More food! So yummy! You love this oatmeal! Oop - don't spit it out, it goes in, not out. Yeah, just like that, you've got it! Yummy oatmeal for breakfast! Numnumnum! Ooooh, you want to hold the spoon? You want to feed yourself? Oh, you want to play with the spoon? That's nice! Nice spoon. Yes, it goes right in your mouth, just like that. Yum! Oh, no, that end is the end for holding. That end is not for the mouth. Not that end! Here, let Mommy help you turn it around. You want it back? No? You want more oatmeal? Yeah? Yummy! Yum yum eating oatmeal! Oh, look, all done! All done with our oatmeal now! You did such a good job eating your oatmeal, Mommy is very impressed. Hooray! Hooray for baby! Okay, let's get you out of your bib and wipe off your face and hands.
That was fun!