Recently, I commented on a Facebook post about a study citing that spanked children are more likely to be violent with future partners. In my thoughts, I mentioned the book What to Expect the First Year, and someone responded basically dissing me for reading parenting books.
It got me thinking…
Continue reading Do you read parenting books?
Have you ever tried dancing with a newborn? They can make the best partners, although you’ll always have to lead.
Continue reading Get your dancin’ booties on
I recently had my first baby, which I never really made clear on here.
I thought I’d be blogging about my pregnancy but it didn’t really happen. As things progressed, I realized I wasn’t so keen on revealing such intimate details of my life and the changes going on with my body.
But now that he’s here, I would like to play around with blogging about more personal things in life, and this could be a great forum to document my journey into parenthood.
That said, I do want to take precautions to protect his and my privacy, and those of other people I’m writing about.
It all starts with a really long labor.
Continue reading My labor – an induction story
Yesterday, the husband and I were going to see some friends up in the Queensbury area (about 45 minutes north of us). We decided to do a hike up there before heading over.
Usually I try to bring an appetizer or side dish of some kind to these shindigs – I knew I’d have to choose something portable this time, that could sit in the car for a couple hours.
This recipe comes to us from my favorite cookbook, The Rookie Cook. I’d been meaning to try it for years, and finally got an excellent opportunity to.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 (1 oz) envelope Ranch dressing seasoning*
- 1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 package (4 cups) plain-flavored goldfish crackers
*The original recipe uses half an envelope. I used the whole thing and still found dill to be the predominant flavor.
Continue reading Dilly goldfish snacks
This may be one of the more controversial Difference Betweens.
This is also one of those posts that could easily go on forever in a million different directions, so I’m going to try to give it to you on the straight and narrow: the difference between raw milk and pasteurized milk.
Continue reading Difference between: raw milk and pasteurized milk
In honor of summer fun, let’s check out the history of Popsicles.
Continue reading Food history: Popsicles
The fiance found this one for me to try – I served them with honey mustard and ketchup dipping sauces, and chili cheese hot dogs. (What else would go with chicken nuggets? Comment and let me know, because I do not.)
- 3 skinless boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
Continue reading Baked chicken nuggets
I am taking a hiatus from my normal Difference Between post I do on Wednesdays, because I am busy preparing for a radio segment tomorrow (!).
Continue reading The royal baby
Having kids at the wedding – this was something I was really back and forth on. Eventually, I came down on the “no” side.
I love kids. I really do. I was a Santa’s Helper/Easter Bunny Helper at the mall for several years, I babysit all the time, plan on having my own kids, etc. But there are some good reasons to not have kids at the wedding.
Continue reading Kids at weddings. . .and exceptions
This is sort of a two part post: books that are disappointing, and children’s books that are disappointing when you read them the second time around.
Have you ever read a book, as in a well known and well received book, and couldn’t understand what all the hype was about? Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
Continue reading Popular books turning out disappointing