Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Winter Recipes

Grilled Steak with Peanut Sauce

This recipe began when Scott and I met in Hawaii. Or not too long after, at least. We were friends first, thanks to a large and exuberant group of mutual friends who always managed to put activities together for all of us to enjoy. Eventually, we started talking separately about things we enjoyed. Which included… Continue reading Grilled Steak with Peanut Sauce

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Lobster Bisque

Hey, you guys! Guess what day is coming up? Valentine's Day! And guess what the most horrible day to go out and eat in a restaurant in the whole calendar year is? Valentine's Day! Oh, you were going to treat your special someone to a special evening out? There are lots of reasons to opt… Continue reading Lobster Bisque

Family, Living

Motherhood :: Month 2

We're rapidly coming up on our Baby Bean's second month, and I'm torn between realizing that these months go very, very, very fast and understanding just how long a month can be. Time moves differently when you're a parent. This month has been a month of changes. Not only has our little man grown three inches and… Continue reading Motherhood :: Month 2

Family, Food for Thought, Living

Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

In my travels, I've seen a lot of different options offered for maternity leave, from none at all to full years of paid leave. Here in the U.S., we don't have a national paid leave law, which means a lot of parents go back to work very quickly because they can't afford to take unpaid… Continue reading Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

Adventures, Family, Living, Virginia

Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography

Every day I get up out of bed, I know I should be grateful. My baby is a healthy, wriggling little guy, I escaped without morning sickness, I avoided swelling until last month, and I healed from a nasty subchorionic hematoma that kept me terrified through my whole first trimester. I should be grateful for… Continue reading Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography