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On Ratatouille and Vocation

Dear Munchkin, I made a simple ratatouille for dinner. As it grew close to serving time, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: we could watch Disney’s Ratatouille as a family while eating its namesake! You’ve seen other Disney … Continue reading

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Grammy’s Baked Ziti

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday I made baked ziti for Peanut’s school picnic, from Grammy’s recipe. It was my favorite meal growing up, but took a long time to prepare, so we didn’t have it more than a few times … Continue reading

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Testing Limits

Dear Munchkin, As a general rule, you thrive on tactile stimulation. Sometimes this means you love to run and jump and bounce and fling yourself into my arms. Sometimes it means you want to play with play-doh or the rice … Continue reading

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With Deference to Mother Goose

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, After last night’s panini dinner, a tweak to an old nursery rhyme popped into my head: Little Peanut would eat no bread; His sister would eat no meat. And so between the two of them, They … Continue reading

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I can do it myself!

Dear Munchkin, You’ve been acquiring a lot of skills recently. You can now select your own clothes, including opening and closing the drawers and closet, and you can get dressed and undressed by yourself. You still like to have help … Continue reading

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Munchkin: An Easy Pregnancy

Dear Munchkin, I loved being pregnant with you. As pregnancies go, it was pretty easy. I didn’t experience much nausea, though I did have a little trouble with gagging when I brushed my teeth. Once I figured out the cause-and-effect … Continue reading

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Meal Prep

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, It’s been almost three months since I attended the Healthy Food, Happy Wallet Conference, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the goals I wanted to accomplish. 1. Thin out and organize the basement in order … Continue reading

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