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Intentional Gift Giving

The first few years Elie and I were together, we didn't exchange Christmas gifts, guided by a feeling that we already have so much. But, Christmas morning always felt like […]

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The Toddler Parenting Books on my Nightstand

I lost my temper yesterday, and I had extreme mom guilt last night. To be honest, I'm a pretty patient person, and I don't lose my cool very often. Almost […]

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Israeli Salad

Every night, after bath and pajamas and the wrangling that is brushing a willful two-and-a-half year old's teeth, Theo and I go into his room, dim the lights and get […]

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Fresh Corn Polenta

This is the second recipe in a four-part series of posts inspired by a meal Elie and I shared in northern Israel in 2012. Six years later, the details of […]

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Roasted Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs

If I ever get a chance to publish a cookbook, these are the kinds of recipes you would find there. Fairly simple, not too fussy, vegetable-heavy, but homey and delicious. […]

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Our Wedding

Five years ago today, I married the person I admire most in this world. One day, I will write down our love story. But for today, there are photographs. Photographs […]

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Five Favorite Picture Books

The Pacific Northwest is covered in a haze of smoke right now, which seems to be a new reality for late summer weather. The loss of lives and homes are […]

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My Favorite Kale Salad

It's funny the food memories that imprint in your mind and never dim. I first had a version of this kale salad at Gjelina in August of 2011. My dear […]

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Chicken and Zucchini Burgers | Burger Bowls

I listen to a lot of podcasts these days. If you read my post on self-care, you'll know that it's one of the things I try to do daily to […]

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Motherhood and Self-Care

I became a mother for the first time one month before my 41st birthday. I don't know if my experience as an 'older' mother is much different from someone who […]

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