I am a Zia …Again!

Just got home from the hospital!  After the longest week of my families lives, my nephew is finally here!! Coming in at 8lbs and 21.5 inches long, another beautiful child was born to my sister and brother in law.  Such an exciting time for their family. These are a few of the best pix I…

Weighing in #7 …and other stuff!

Hey Everyone! I’ve been MIA! Sorry! I didn’t realize it has been so long since I’ve last posted on here last.  I guess I’ve just been busy reading my favorite sites, news, blogs and drafting pieces for future posts, that it felt like I was posting, too.   I’ve been MIA from my kitchen too, which stinks, but…

Weighing in! #6 and this week.

Finally, it is Friday! So cliché, but TGIF!! This week has been one of the strangest I have had in a long time. But, now it is over…so, let me get to my weigh in! I am down 2 lbs! Yesssssss!! Soooo happy! Finally, broke the curse! Is it queer that I am this excited…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I LOVE VALENTINES DAY! With my children. There is nothing better than celebrating this day with your little ones is there?  Seeing their smiles. Joining in on their valentines count.  Asking about all the cute boys or girls that gave those special ones.  Making special treats.  Just all the fun stuff. This morning we woke up…

It’s a Post About Nothing…sorta

Just an quick post! I wanted to express how amazing you all have made me feel over the past couple of weeks about my January 27th post. All the comments and new followers, the FB posts and messages, and, the in person (and phone!) conversations about it. The out pouring of support has been incredible….

2012 Recap- Great Family Memories.

Been giving myself some time to think about 2012.  All of my families firsts, vacations and memories made together.  All the ups and downs.   Laughs and tears.  As I look at it, 2012 was a year for me to reconnect with my husband and children, and really settle back into my motherhood role again. Since 2009, I have been working on…

Christmas 2012 Recap

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are gearing up for the New Year celebrations! Thought to recap Christmas. Though we had a wonderful Christmas, it wasn’t without the downside of my sister and her family falling extremely ill.  They all fell ill Christmas Eve night, which meant they were note able to attend…

Working Towards Community.

Grew up in the city of Malden.  About 4 miles north of Boston; perfect city location to live. Thickly populated with defined neighborhoods.  Lots of history.  Some nice homes. Immense diversity.  I have a love hate relationship with where I grew up though.  What I am figuring out now, as a grownup and parent, is…

Birthdays, power outages and lots-O-wine. Oh My.

Have been MIA for the past few days cause of this cold and the family fun happenings. Which also means, no recipes/cooking to share.  Luckily, this cold has been fooling me with feeling OK during the day and completely kicking my butt at night so I can do things around the house and with the…