I know it can be next to impossible to find time to do something relatively time-consuming, like baking cookies, this time of year, but cookies (and Christmas) are for baking! Some of my fondest memories are of spending the entire day(s) holed up in the kitchen with my quite ambitious mom who intricately tied little […]
Author Archive | Christine
If it were up to me I’d run my cars into the ground. Despite my Dad’s attempts to ensure I was a self-sufficient car owner, any sign of trouble, low tire pressure, check engine lights, you name it, instills panic. Sorry, dad. Good thing I got married. And, now with a toddler in tow, it’s even […]
Trick-or-treating with friends ranks pretty high on my list of outstanding childhood memories. I can see my mom blinding speeding drivers with her flashlight like it was yesterday. I can recall the quick turnaround between my return home from school, doing any homework (from the mean teachers), and getting in costume and out the door. […]
With the real deadline 2 months away, I decided to go with the slow and steady wins the race mentality for potty training. Don’t rush them through childhood people say, they grow up so quickly. Surely this applies to this situation as well? Nana gave us an ultimatum. He must be potty trained by the time we […]
Let’s be honest, your summer is better spent cooling down by the pool, not holed up in a hot kitchen. So when it comes to mealtime, you need something easy to assemble and preferably grilled so even your husband can handle dinner. These pizzas can be thrown together quickly with ingredients from your local farmer’s […]
Tackling summer isn’t always easy. Camp packing lists are as long as the day and the hot Atlanta sun means our kiddos aren’t the only ones in need of a splash pad to park on. Activities abound but can leave you feeling and looking soggy as a swim diaper. Here are some of my summertime essentials to keep […]
I’ve got crumbs in my Jimmy Choo bag. Greasy handprints on my jeans. Stones missing from my jewelry and stilettos begging to be seen. Remnants of a past life, shelved temporarily. I’ve got crumbs in my Jimmy Choo bag, and yet I feel so free. Free from tiny pencil skirts and Spanx strangling my waist. […]
I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal, a generally reliable source of information, but I have to say that in this instance I just Do. Not. Agree. The article, “The Wrong Way to Speak to Children”, warns against parentspeak and the predictable way that we talk to our children. Giving and teaching coined responses to everyday […]
Meal trains are all the rage lately. I understand why. New babies, deaths, and sickness all have an enormous impact on families. It’s nice for the community to be able to rally behind them. Admittedly, there was no train when I had my son. But the meals and visitors still came, albeit organized via text […]
Nothing says I love you like fondue except, maybe, fondue times two! Why decide between a velvety Velveeta-free pot of cheese bathing in wine and a crock of rich dark chocolate decadence when you can have both? And both are equally adored by little, big, male, & female taste buds alike.
Fondue for Valentine’s Day is probably as cliche as the girls-only fondue dinner tradition that started one February 14th back in college. Admittedly, I was a little mournful for the passing of said tradition when I met my husband and had reason to put on something besides expandable sweatpants for the holiday. Not that I would trade in my happy marriage for cheese and chocolate, but… Seasons change and, much like on New Year’s Eve, I now find myself back in said sweatpants, celebrating with both the big and little man in my life.
Truth be told, I have moved the fondue tradition to the Oscars; perhaps I’ll make a heart-shaped meatloaf like my Mom routinely made this year. I highly recommend you host a fondue party, however. It’s the perfect way to celebrate those you love this month, be it your girlfriends, husband, children, or just yourself! Have each guest bring their favorite accompaniment for each fondue and get dipping.