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Life isn’t always what you expect–sometimes it’s so much better! After years of infertility, I am a still-shocked 40-something mama to a bouncy toddler who keeps me on my toes!

Being a first-time parent in my 40s brings interesting challenges. Many of our friends are looking at colleges for their kids and we have a couple years until our little one starts preschool. We are a decade (or more) older than the vast majority of the parents in Little Man’s classes. I’ve been asked more than once if I am Mom or Grandma. (Seriously, never ask this question.) And I certainly feel those sleepless nights a bit more now than I did years ago.

Of course, with age comes maturity, and I find myself more patient than when I was younger. More resourceful.

And whole lot more caffeinated. 🙂

I balance my time between rounds of Itsy-Bisty Spider with freelance writing and marketing assignments, lots of time in the kitchen trying out new recipes, and working out so that I can keep up with a crazy toddler that just doesn’t stop.

Oh, and drinking way too much coffee.

Have a look around for some of my favorite recipes, stories on my parenting experiences, and more.

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Easy One-Pan Lemon Salmon Dinner

In the midst of moving and packing and renovating while trying to keep life as close to normal a possible, I caved and tried out sheet-pan dinners. And I am IN LOVE!

Home Sweet Home

I’ve been a little lacking in keeping up with this blog since we found out we were moving back home last year. It’s been a whirlwind—hubby’s new job offer  came while we were in Disney last September, and three and a half weeks later we were packed and moved. Easy-peasy, right?

Christmas in July

I love this new Christmas recipe–Peppermint Mocha mini-cupcakes. These were perfect little bites of heaven–rich chocolate, cool peppermint, and just a hint of coffee. I definitely will be making this one again!