A Salad for Toddlers

Bread Salad with Early Summer Vegetables

Summer is here and I want more vegetables on my plate including salad.

hmmmph…

I don’t know about you but my kid isn’t exactly eating leaves of lettuce.  And I’m not super cool with cooking to order every night (or ever really).

When I saw this salad though, I knew it might work both for adults and kiddos.

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7 Gifts for a New Mom

Gifts for a New MomI feel like almost all my friends are nearly done having babies and it makes me a little sad.  With their little non-bums, wrinkly old-man faces and kitten-like crying I just want to hold them in my arms forever.  Now that my newborn days are done it’s easy for me to feel nostalgic about a period that is so full of wonder and amazement, but also so tough.  I remember the utter shock after our first white night.  Why are babies in movies always sleeping!

Here are a few ideas for the new moms in your life.

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Found! Best Way to Keep Your Kids Drawings

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I have a big box filled with Bastien’s drawings that just sits on a shelf getting fuller and fuller every year.  I love his drawings.  I love him.  Keeping his stuff hidden away in a big box seems depressing, and I do think his stuff is nice but I’m not really sure it’s ‘put a frame on it and keep it on the wall forever’ nice.

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Travelling with Toddlers: Jenny in San Francisco and Napa Valley

Travelling with Toddlers: Jenny in San Francisco and Napa

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Jenny is an enthusiastic and happening mom to Ziggy, 3, who is great friends with my son. Besides also being a sorta ex-pat (Jenny’s originally from ‘out-west’ too), I was pleasantly surprised to see we share a similar design aesthetic (we have more than one home decor item in common) and love of great food. She also lives nearby and has been a sympathetic ear for more than one rant-fest in the park. Jenny and her family are lucky enough to travel to California every winter to escape the cold and she’s amassed a great selection of tips including bringing kiddos to the wine tasting (genius!)

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Weekend Links

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Thank-you for such a wonderful response to my post about What Blogging’s Really Like on Wednesday.  I debated whether I should post it because I didn’t want it to feel too wah-wah for me, but I’m glad I did.  All your encouragement was wonderful.

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