you share?

By Moriah on November 16th, 2010

Soooo, I’ma little bored with my blog reading these days.  I had cleaned out my GReader several months ago when I found myself groaning over new posts.  Never a good sign.  But I need a few new fresh ones, so tell me your best-kept secrets from around the blogosphere.  Pretty please?

In-A-Pinch Meal Talk, cont.

By Moriah on July 20th, 2010

So apparently there are a lot of breakfast-for-dinner types reading this blog.  I don’t make that often since we usually have breakfast foods for… wait for it… breakfast! Plus it’s not really Andy’s preference.

(Although, I’m not sure why that matters now that I think about it, since he’s usually working during the dinner hour anyway.)

I WAS surprised that there was only one person who said taco salad, because that’s our other in-a-pinch meal.

taco salad

(Okay, I’ll try to refrain from snapping photos of my food from now on. It’s just so tempting since food actually, you know, SITS STILL.)

I don’t use anything fancy, just fresh salsa mixed in with ground turkey or beef. Add spinach or whathaveyou and tortilla chips and top with cheese and the kids are good to go. (I add more to mine; my kids have a gag reflex when it comes to sour cream. They do love guac, though.)

And, this was mentioned at least once too, whole wheat pasta and [jar] spaghetti sauce is a close third. (With pureed spinach, of course.)

Oh – I do have one more question: do you have dessert regularly? Do you give your kids a treat after they finish their evening meal? If so, what?

I mean really

By Moriah on February 19th, 2010

This is why I have a blog. So I can show you what I stay up half the night making!

Like this dress… which will actually be paired with a long-sleeved tee and black leggings (and not, you know, jammies):




It occurred to me only very recently to dress my girls differently ON PURPOSE. Their personalities are so different, so why not dress them to fit each girl’s personality? (Madeline’s hand-me-downs haven’t really worked for Adelaide, anyway.)

And since Adelaide is quite the quirky kid (more on that in a later post; it’s still simmering), I’ve had a lot of fun making her a bunch of unique dresses. I loved the 1950’s dresses on this fabric. (Sidenote to Brite, this one I lined.)


Drew’s at school and Andy has the girls helping him do yard work outside this morning, so I actually have time to sit here and blog! He (meaning Drew) got his first G.I. Joe yesterday. He calls it his “big boy toy.”

It dawned on me last week that he still mostly just has his toddler toys and was very obviously getting bored (and therefore naughty). Any other “big boy toy” recommendations you have for me?

(You know, that don’t have small pieces that I would inevitably step on in the middle of the night…)

Ask the Interpeeps

By Moriah on October 3rd, 2008

We were the first of our circle of friends (meaning, in our age group) to have a third baby. Most of the other families now have three, or are about to.

Goodbye small car, hello minivan.

One such friend (her children can be seen in the pictures below) recently asked me if I had any tips on keeping a big family car clean. I.e. containers, organizers, general tricks of the trade…

(“If you saw the inside of my van, you would not be asking me advice on how to keep yours clean.”)

So I ask you, oh wise interpeeps, any suggestions?

And on a totally unrelated subject, I also had another request for a good recipe using roasted peppers. So feel free to throw recipes in for that, too.

Don’t let us down.

Inquiring minds want to know

By Moriah on August 9th, 2008

What do you pay your babysitters?

Be honest.

(And comment anonymously if you’re skeered. I’m just interested to see if there are regional differences.)


By Moriah on June 26th, 2008

What do you think, should I cut it?

Fruit n’ Bugs

By Moriah on June 20th, 2008

Apparently we can’t see past the end of our noses. Because just today we discovered that we’re surrounded by black raspberries and blackberries all over the property.

Had no idea.

And when I say surrounded, I mean surrounded. The kids and I picked for two hours:

I even have black around my nails to prove it.

Andy got a little freaked out because he found some tiny bugs on the berries (after he’d eaten several handfuls). I had washed them thoroughly six different times and inspected each one I ate but I forgot to warn Andy to. I’m assuming they are harmless – does anyone know what they could be?

He felt a little twitchy.

Which is understandable.

Quick Question

By Moriah on April 24th, 2008

Does anyone have a weekly house cleaning schedule that, you know, actually works?

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