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Acai Green Smoothie Bowl

I have been known to rock some swamp juice on occasion (served best in a craft brewery glass worthy of beer nerd pinky extension). Usually in the summer time I forgo many a meal in exchange for a nutritionally dense slurry of nuts and berries brutally spun into enough roughage to render one’s output green for a day.   When some random hipster on YouTube mentioned having a “smoothie bowl,” needless to say I was intrigued.   Could this be

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Dearest Zo:  Month Four

  Looking back over the months that have passed, I’m curious how I ever lived life without you.  You are the single most fascinating creature I have ever had the priviledge to hold.  Trite, I know, every Mom says that about thier babe.  But every day I see you grow more and more in love with your father and I and I wonder how I ever felt happiness without your presence. Somehow, I made the most perfect human. I am

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Ode to Instant Pot: Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

When I picked up Momma’s first Instant Pot, the DUO50, I was in my second trimester and obsessed with becoming this amazing Earth mother with a perpetually clean house and an expertly crafted meal on the table at all times even after achieving rock star status in the office. I may never actualize that dream, but, if there was a kitchen gadget that could have a part in that achievement, it would be my Instant Pot. I’m sure I’ll expand

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Week One: She’s a Keeper

Goodness gracious… how has a week flown by already?  It seems like just yesterday we were chilling in the hospital plotting the demise of Little Miss Bedside Bad Manners (a.k.a. “worst nurse ever”). Milestones: Converts breast milk into pea soup-like substances then violently expels out of business end Mimics gestures, some more socially accepted than others Goes cross eyed at Daddy (as if seeing just one of him wasn’t enough) Head bangs like a guitar hero, nipple moshes like an

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Part One: Our Precipitous Birth

Whilst pregnant, I did what a lot of my medical care team and mom friends suggested.  I read the books.  I asked the questions.  I created birth plans and meticulously packed hospital bags that addressed EVERY.Possible.Outcome. The only thing I didn’t plan for is what actually happened. Baby Zo was due on April 20th, 2017.  Per our dating ultrasound, we managed to conceive on July 25th, 2016 (which is also a wild miracle on a whole ‘nuther note that we

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Baby Groot-a-gram: 36 weeks!

As I embark upon these final weeks of pregnancy, I realize that I have yet to actually send out anything baby related outside of the ridiculous confines of social media.  Unfortunately, good intentions don’t make update e-mails materialize out of thin air.  I’d like to think that I’ll get better at punching words into a computer with more intent than mildly justifying my paycheck, however, I’m pretty sure Baby Groot will have something to say about that relatively soon.  

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