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2013 Community Baby Shower

2013 Community Baby Shower

This past weekend, Eric and I were involved in one of my favorite events of the year. Nope, it wasn’t a hipster blogger’s conference, organic food festival, or epically raging party. It was the Community Baby Shower, a service event that our church has held…

The Seriousness of Food Allergies

The Seriousness of Food Allergies

I admit it. I’ve been guilty of minimizing someone’s food allergy. When Eric and I were in a job working with Middle School students, there was a boy with a severe peanut allergy in the group. Unfortunately, we sided with our boss who said “He…

United Way of King County Hunger Action Week 2013

United Way of King County Hunger Action Week 2013

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in King County is at risk for hunger? Or that the percentage of King County residents needing help to buy food nearly doubled in the past four years? This is my fourth year participating in Hunger Action…

Welcome Baby Corban!!!

Welcome Baby Corban!!!

Three weeks ago our dreams came true, and the most beautiful little boy we’ve ever seen came into our lives. This is Corban (which means “Dedicated to God”), our little sweet pea, at 2 weeks old. I’m working on typing up the birth story (which…

Announcing the Baby to Our Cat and Dog

Announcing the Baby to Our Cat and Dog

We decided that the blue balloons from our photo shoot would be a good way to tell our kitten and puppy that they would be getting a little brother in a few months.  As you can see, at first Haldir was in total denial and…

We’re Having a Boy! (Plus Depression During Pregnancy)

We’re Having a Boy! (Plus Depression During Pregnancy)

It’s a boy!!! We are beyond excited to learn that our little kalamata olive, who’s now the length of a banana, is a little Eric Jr.  In fact that announcement from our midwife was just what I needed to pull me out of weeks of…

Cookies for 4 Year Old Cody

Cookies for 4 Year Old Cody

My heart has always been moved and broken by stories of sick and injured children, but even more so now that I’m going to be a mother myself.  Although it’s still difficult for me to imagine what life will be like once I have a…

Eating Richly Interview on Bay Area Bites

Eating Richly Interview on Bay Area Bites

I’m so honored to share that I was recently interviewed and featured on Bay Area Bites.  The interview was by Sarah Henry, who I first met two years ago when I was speaking at BlogHer Food ’10.  I was trying to figure out how I…