Passionate About Wine Country
and the Moms Who Live Here

Please Sir, May I have S’more?

Ah, the quintessential all American summer time treat…the S’more.  I can hear Hamilton Porter, the portly catcher from one of my all time favorite movies, The Sandlot, exclaim “You’re killing me, Smalls!” before giving the best cooking demo of all time.  If you have not seen the movie, I highly suggest you navigate on over […]

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Having a Baby Made Me a Better Social Worker

Many of us have read those posts from moms detailing what they were ill-prepared for after having a baby: sleep deprivation, soreness from breastfeeding, bodily fluids EVERYWHERE, emotional roller coaster that is the first few months, etc. All experiences that happen no matter how much one prepares. Though I’m more than a year into this […]

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Mom Confession: “I fear sleepovers.”

Raising kids involves a never-ending stream of parenting choices. Everything from what you feed them to the school they attend rests on your shoulders. Luckily most of these parenting decisions go unobserved by the world at large…and unless your Facebook status happens to be, “we skipped bath time for the second night in a row,” […]

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The Ugly Side of Pregnancy: Vomit and All

Here we look at the ugly side of pregnancy because at some point or occasionally throughout the whole nine months the ugly happens! Now there is good and bad in all aspects of life including pregnancy. And honestly despite the wonderful outcome of our tiny miracles the nine month ordeal is down right UGLY!! First Comes Nausea […]

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Morning Shortcut: Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I recently wrapped up maternity leave after my second baby. While there’s much I could write about the emotional implications of being back at work, this post focuses on the practical. Specifically, the practical reality that we all must leave the house every single morning. Getting out the door with a baby and a toddler requires an […]

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