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Rabioli & Salad

This recipe is all mine, and commentary runs throughout...  Feel free to pin! Rabioli & Salad aka James's Go-To Meal That Isn't Cereal Ingredients Start with the finest ingredients you can find rushing through the store after work.  True gourmet meals are inspired by mental and physical exhaustion. 1 lb or so of frozen ravioli 1… Continue reading Rabioli & Salad

Barefoot Books

Live Barefoot in June!

what's new | spotlight to delight | summer reading club | host an event | become an ambassador | June giveaway| connect with me What's New Baby's First Words, released in April 2017, depicts a multiracial family with two dads living in an urban setting.  The simple vocabulary supports the natural pattern of language development, and the sturdy book is designed for ease of use… Continue reading Live Barefoot in June!

breakfast · recipes and commentary · staples · winners!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is an adapted version of the recipe I found on the Baking ChocolaTess, via Pinterest, in a desperate search to find a way to both use up our rapidly browning bananas and a fun muffin recipe I could make with my son.  If you’re interested in the results and my life, I wrote a… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

proceed with caution · screw the status quo

A Case Against Greeting Cards

Disclaimer:  If you find true joy in purchasing and sending greeting cards, carry on!  This post was written for those who feel obligated to do so. I'm about to say something blasphemous. Mother's Day is a sham. A real holiday is one where there is no work and a huge feast involved (presents optional.)  Mother's… Continue reading A Case Against Greeting Cards

the insanity

10 Little Monkeys, Mainstream Style

This little gem popped up on my Facebook newsfeed from Huffington Post Good News. It is definitely hilarious.  I was part of two attachment parenting groups, and... well... let's just say that the satire was well deserved. I have discovered, however, that the most pot shots that are taken (both humorous and decidedly not) are against the alternative… Continue reading 10 Little Monkeys, Mainstream Style