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at last, a meal out

at last, a meal out

March 16, 2008 |  Category:   dining out family

We don’t eat out that often, which is sort of ironic since we are foodies (or at least in a past life we were) and Mark is a chef, but we just can’t afford it since we’ve become parents. We’re lucky that we have the food budget down to a science and we cook ALL meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day. No, we don’t even do takeout or indulge in buying snacks and drinks when we’re out and about. Doesn’t sound so fun, does it? But you get used to it after awhile. My favorite food to eat out is sushi, particularly because it’s not as easy to make at home, and it’s becoming Mia’s favorite as well.… CONTINUE READING

hello there

hello there

March 14, 2008 |  Category:   family life

So far 2008 is proving to be a year of big changes. Some of it is exciting, and maybe a place in our lives that we’ve been expecting to run into, though not quite so soon and not quite so head on. In the first 4 weeks that Mark has been without a job, I’ve felt panic, relief that he’s been home to watch the kids so I can work without all that childcare stress, indifference, and nauseated with worry. But ultimately, I see it as a sign that this was the time to start our own thing. We have nothing to lose at this point. Many people think that being a chef is a glamorous job. We get the… CONTINUE READING

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