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I crave community in this big city we call home.  There are glimmers of community all around, but sometimes we have to go looking for them to remember that we have our own niche among the masses.  Having the girls makes me realize just how important it is that we continue to carve out a corner […]

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Vegetables.  I remember those.  I think we used to eat them back before we had two newborns and the washing machine wasn’t running on a 24-hour cycle. Kidding.  We’ve totally been eating vegetables.  There are pickles at the bottom of the chicken shawarma we order from the Lebanese take-out place. This Farmer’s Market Polenta is a solid […]

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Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

August 7, 2014
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I always want to walk in the door now and scoop up both my girls, but it’s surprisingly difficult to hold two wriggly 3-month-olds at one time.  Fortunately, after 3 months of practice, I’ve learned to hold one girl while doing a variety of other tasks, including folding laundry, putting on make-up, and reading Squishy Turtle […]

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Molly and Clara – 3 months

August 1, 2014
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Clara and Molly celebrated their third month birthday last week are already barreling towards their fourth. In another season of life, I’d be disappointed that I didn’t get this snapshot of life recorded on the exact day I’d hoped to, but life has changed now in so many welcome ways. It’s hard to think about […]

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Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Oat Cookie Bars

July 7, 2014
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First, a moment to celebrate the fact that the little ladies slept from 7pm to 3am last night.  I fed them, declared them the best babies that ever lived, and put them back to bed.  The good night’s sleep resulted in lots of smiles when they woke up again at 6.  I ate half of one of these […]

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Molly and Clara – 2 Months

July 3, 2014
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Last week, our little ladies turned two months old.  They are smiling and responding and (slowly) seeming to be more engaged with the world around them.  Here are the big “events” of the end of Molly and Clara’s second month. Smiling.  As promised by every parent and baby book, the much-anticipated smiles finally came.  For our […]

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10 Freezer Meals for New Moms and Dads

June 16, 2014
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In the first 8 weeks of the girls‘ lives the common themes have been “we’re tired” and “we’re hungry” (both babies and parents). I didn’t do much “nesting” before they came.  Clara and Molly don’t have a crafty nursery and just the thought of serious cleaning was enough to make me curl up on the couch and […]

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Oat, Cashew, and Chocolate Granola Bars

June 2, 2014
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I’m in awe of how much has changed since my last post for Secret Recipe Club.  In early April, I limped around the kitchen with a belly so big that I could barely reach the counters, wondering all the time about the two small people having a party in there.  Today is the girls’ six week birthday […]

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