• Big Changes

    The past couple of weeks have been eventful for us - a total disruption of the slow, Storm-focused, living-in-the moment life of a household on parental leave. The disruption came about because Paulus

  • Three Months with Storm

    We got off to an intense start of Storm's third month of life, as he got his 2-month immunizations. The actual administration of the shots was a breeze, he didn't even notice the first one, and only

  • Raspberry and Grape Cobbler

    My sweet tooth has made a comeback. I've decided to indulge myself for a while, as I'm nursing and need extra calories anyway. So I've been making and baking sweet things, buns and bars and pies. A

  • Two-month update

    Since Storm is already 10 weeks old, his two month update is probably due. Since our families left, we've fallen into a fairly predictable routine. In the morning, Storm wakes up been 6.30 and 7. I

  • Fried Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce

    Last Saturday, I went a bit wild and cooked all the things. I made beet stem hummus, baba ganoush, berry cobbler, and noodles with vegetables and fried tofu in spicy peanut sauce. All before lunch. It

  • Yoghurt Bread

    I managed to bake again, for the first time since Storm was born. I've missed it! Unfortunately, my sourdough starter succumbed to the extreme neglect it had been subjected to, hidden there in the

  • Let’s talk about the postpartum

    I can't remember when I found out that the postpartum period was a thing. For those of you that haven't spent the last many months researching things related to pregnancy and baby, the postpartum

  • Family Visits from Across the Seas

    We were fortunate enough that our families were willing and able to travel across the Atlantic to come see us after Storm was born. My mom, whom I had wanted to be here for the birth, arrived with

  • He’s One Month Old!

    I absolutely cannot believe how a whole month has passed already. Actually, at the time I'm writing this, we're closer to six weeks, but I'll try to accurately distinguish between the first month and

  • Leaving the hospital

    After Storm was born, we spent almost two days in the hospital. I was given a clean bill of health (as much as you can get when you've just birthed a baby - but that leads into a discussion of the