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How do you ask another woman for her number?

How do you ask another woman for her number?

Yes, I haven’t blogged in ages and it’s not because I’m a terrible person, it’s because I’ve been sick.  Really sick, and I don’t want to blog about that…so on to other topics! Today Anjali and I had planned a playdate with one of her friends from school, since they were both off for Easter … Continue reading

More Bento School Lunches

More Bento School Lunches

Thank you all for reading my last post about my daughter’s first school lunch!  Since it was well received, you’ve encouraged me to post more on this topic.  So, on her first day of school she came home without her lunch bag or containers.  I’d just gotten nice containers of all different shapes and sizes … Continue reading

First Lunch for First Day of School

First Lunch for First Day of School

So tomorrow is the big day for Anjie; it’s her first day of school.  While I’m incredibly traumatized by this huge event in her life, I’m also very excited!  One of the big questions that has been plaguing me has been what to pack for her lunch. She has been either with me or in … Continue reading

Healthy Mac & Cheese from a Box

Healthy Mac & Cheese from a Box

Fast, Easy & Healthy Instead of Kraft use Annie’s.  It’s 80% organic, made with real food ingredients and preservative free.  You can also use only half the powdered cheese packet with any boxed macaroni & cheese for less salt and less of the other powdery mystery ingredients. Add 2 tsps of milled flax seed.  This … Continue reading

What did you read as a young adult?

What did you read as a young adult?

I enjoy reading YA novels, I truly do, but sometimes I find the characters just so flat and boring.  In a lot of the girly ones, the guy or love interest is an absolutely perfect teenage guy who does these super romantic or heroic things and is nice all the time, but frankly that’s just … Continue reading

The Cool Mom Quiz

The Cool Mom Quiz

I saw a cool Mom at the park the other day, and let me describe what I mean by that: she was completely relaxed, was totally into playing with her kid, and obviously had time to take care of herself too (nice clothes, hair recently done, tan, etc.).  It made me think about the French … Continue reading

Getting Your Kids to Eat Sushi

Getting Your Kids to Eat Sushi

Having lived in Japan I can tell you that it’s perfectly normal for kids to eat sushi, yet when I was out for lunch a couple of months ago with my daughter and some friends of friends, one of them was absolutely shocked to see that my 3-year-old daughter, Anjali, was eating it.  I was subjected to … Continue reading

Babycinnos: Cute or Pretentious?

Babycinnos: Cute or Pretentious?

If you’re not sick and tired of trendy babyisms like the baby bump and the baby daddy, there’s a newcomer called the babycinno.  The babycinno is a small cup of frothed milk for your toddler that can be ordered alongside your favourite venti-soy-milk-half-fat-skinny-no-whip drink of choice.  Cute: Mama needs a coffee break and a babycinno is … Continue reading