On getting over imposter syndrome…
September 13, 2016
This post is about imposter syndrome. Specifically, mine! I’ve had a stubborn, recurring case for, oh, pretty much my life. As a grad student, parent, creative professional, um… person who cooks things people actually like…? And so on. But I am pleased to report that it seems I am finally kicking the old affliction! Hallelujah. So […]
F-bombs and Affirmations
September 3, 2015
It started with a broken dishwasher. One week after Alida was born the little guy decided it’d had enough. One too many a poorly scraped dish or soggy jar label wreaking havoc on its miniature bits. Yes, we decided, if we had to replace it, perhaps a bigger one would be prudent. Of course, to have the space for […]
The 100 Day Project: Week 5
May 14, 2015
Week 5 100 Day Project roundup! I think I have entered a new phase in my own personal productivity trajectory! I have shifted out of Phase 1, the “wow, cool, a new challenge!” phase, with all its novelty, excitement and low-expectations, where if it doesn’t work out, meh, no biggie. Phase 1 is a lot of fun, […]
The Motherhood Paradox
May 10, 2015
Ah, Mother’s Day. I’ve been trying for a few days to come up with a particularly poignant angle or topic to focus on but perhaps unsurprisingly, my mind just skips from one thing to the next… There’s just too much! Because that’s how it is, isn’t it? Motherhood is big. It’s all encompassing. I’d hoped […]
The 100 Day Project: Week 4
May 6, 2015
Week 4 of the 100 Day Project! A whole month in and more than a quarter of the way through, now. I gotta say – this week was kinda tough! I found myself feeling a little antsy. One, Jonah and I were both sick. But also – my wandering mind is up to it’s old tricks! Nothing […]
Feeding Fussy Toddlers – A Printable!
May 1, 2015
Happy May Day! Today is a holiday in Germany, and here in the Rhineland that means May Trees! Last night all the young guys ran around hoisting and appending colourfully decorated birch trees onto the homes of their sweeties! It’s an old tradition, a big party and quite a charming sight in the morning. It’s one of those stand-out, appealingly foreign cultural quirks […]
The 100 Day Project: Week 3
April 28, 2015
Week 3 – almost a quarter of the way through! I had a little fun trying out some different stuff this week – days 18 and 19 I particularly enjoyed. Notice that I got a new white gel pen? I love it! Ah, it’s the little things!
The 100 Day Project: Week 2
April 20, 2015
Week 2 of The 100 Day Project! Yeah! Somewhat successfully completed. Scroll on for images and captions! Plus a few thoughts, if you fancy that.
The Best Pregnancy Book!
April 16, 2015
The other night I was out for dinner with a few friends, two of whom also happened to be pregnant and of course, as it goes, there was plenty of “what can I/can’t I eat?” talk. Is the egg on the bibimbap cooked through? No raw fish all round! Are you drinking coffee? Etc. There are about 10 million […]
The 100 Day Project: Week 1
April 13, 2015
I’ve just finished the first week of my 100 day project! Scroll down to see my first seven pages.