Black Friday: Shop or Snuggle?

(Image via PJ Media, Courtesy of Shutterstock) There’s something about this time of year. Now that the clocks have fallen back and it gets dark early, I can feel the impending holidays creeping up on me. The cool air on my cheeks, the crisp sound of the leaves under my feet, and the occasional and…

Food = Love, or So I’ve Been Told

Food. I’ve been trying to figure out why it holds such an important place in my life. Yes, I love to eat. I really do. Figuring out what I’m going to eat next occupies a disproportionate amount of my time. But it’s more than that. Food brings people together in a very personal way. And…

Oh, the Picky Eater

For the first four months of Jake’s life, all he did was nurse.  I don’t mean he was exclusively on breast milk (which he was…the kid refused the bottle from day 1, screaming as if it were hot coals we were offering him), but all he wanted to do was nurse.  Most nights I was…