Like Yourself Season: Remix

Photo: Pasta e Ceci, by way of America’s Test Kitchen. I was on Facebook minding my own business when the recipe came up. I was intrigued and made it on Monday. Absolutely, hands down, delicious. Makes awesome leftovers, too. I did the recipe in a straightforward way on Monday (adding more anchovy, though, because 1 is…

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[Quiet Thoughts] for Women’s Day

Photo: My sister gave me this adorable pouch for Christmas. I have been housing my notebook and pens/pencils in it when I’m on the go with my heavy-duty tote bag. It is the perfect little something fort this life and times, but it’s especially cool for today, International Women’s Day. If you have a favorite woman…

[Short Post] What the huh?

  I don’t usually write about silly, trivial things… but I have to stop what I’m doing really quick to discuss a most pressing matter: People Magazine decided that Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive and I’m a bit… befuddled. Befuddled really is the perfect word for this. I don’t usually pay attention to…

I’ll Not Be Consumed or Re-Labeled

Photo: I started my holiday-gift crafting back in late July. Three projects for three special people. The fruits of my labor are really starting to show now. I can’t show you everything, but I hope to give you a peek from time to time.   I woke up this morning to the #metoo hashtag and immediately…

Quiet Thoughts: What’s Your Motivation?

It has been such a challenging week. I didn’t want to put it all over the internets, but I’ve been flying solo with the boys all week. To be on full 24-hour duty with no relief has been really tough. I’ve been able to employ some tried-and-true strategies to help pass the time, but the…

Frustration? Stagnation? Or the Right Place for Right Now?

Photo: Me during the ambitious days. And also the bad hair days. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend–a long one if you are here in the States, a regular one if you hail from  other places in the world. I spent the weekend entertaining my idiot in-laws, going to Maine, and then continuing…

Oh Icarus, If Only We’d Read Your Story…

    What an incredible week for this republic that I love so dearly. It is incredible that we are in such a thick and prolonged cultural war in this country, and that we’re still debating equality and liberty for groups of people under the law. While I’m elated about the destruction of DOMA, and…

Identity, Motherhood, and Why My Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Quote of the Day: “Revolution begins in the self, of the self.” Toni Cade Bambara I’m trying not to be a “mommy blogger.” I don’t know what I am. I don’t even know if I want to identify as a “blogger.” I’m a woman who is writing about her experiences, and more and more, I’m…

Mother’s Day is a Week Away? Oh goodie.

I’m so exhausted. I’m sure you are, too. And all anyone wants to talk about is Mother’s Day. I’m going to get a new Moleskine notebook, because that’s what I specifically asked for and I need one. But you know what I need? I need a vacation. An alone vacation. A short vacation. 24 hours without…

Ain’t I A Voting Woman?

  After the world went absolutely crazy last week, I was reminded with the return of ads and debates that there is a special election here in Massachusetts. We have a primary here next week, and I must say, the field on both sides is rather bleak.  I’m a registered Democrat, and the two candidates…