Food + Drink

Pot Luck-y

The next time I show up at a friend’s holiday gathering with a delightful, home-baked pie…wait, let me start again. The next time I…

Bamboo For Babies

While we’re busy paring down the plastic in our kids’ toy boxes these days–whoops–totally forgot about the plastic in the kitchen drawers. If you’re…

Pregnant Women Say: Move Over, Saltines.

Yes, I do plan to eat that. And that. And THAT. I’m pregnant and hungry, and I’m also grumpy enough to sit on you if you get between me and my food. Only problem is, I can’t always figure out beforehand what foods are going to taste good–and are good for me and that hungry baby in my tummy.

Chalk This One Up To Good Thinking

In a perfect world, every restaurant would offer crayons and a paper placemat to keep toddlers’ attention away from the shiny, pretty knives. Or alternately, I’d remember to bring some myself to keep from having to let my daughter scribble on my checkbook.

Sucking It

Straws just make everything taste better. You could probably blend up a shake for your kids, the ingredients of which are straight out of an episode of Fear Factor, and they’d drink it if it had a straw in it.

Cooking with the Bambinos

I’m not a cooking enthusiastic, but I do want to encourage my daughter to learn life skills. In other words, I hope she can expand her food prep repertoire beyond instant mac-and-cheese before she heads off to college. Unlike, ahem, her mother.

Eating Groovy

Who says that kids have to eat off of plates with ducks or chickens or other barnyard animals on them? Besides if you ask me, there’s got to be some sort of bad karma when it comes to feeding a kid a burger on a plate featuring a cute cartoon cow.

Build Me a Martini?

We’ve officially hit the temperatures in my neck o’ the woods where icy cold liquid refreshments are starting to be top of mind. And just in time, we’ve turned up this totally clever and very official LEGO ice cube tray.