Are there ways you can strengthen a relationship, pre-baby?

We've talked about ways you can get your body ready for pregnancy… And we've talked about ways you can get yourself ready for a baby… But we haven't yet talked about how you can get your relationship ready for a baby!

What are some of the ways you went about getting your relationship ready for a baby?

The Korean take-out-inspired, coconut pumpkin soup recipe that taught me how to embrace cooking

After watching the Food Network, I got inspired. I did some digging in my parents' kitchen, and I found some pureed pumpkin, a can of coconut milk, and some carrots. And then I discovered their mother-effing VITAMIX with a "hot soup" setting.

I took a few deep breaths, put on some music, and decided to wing it.

When I finally tasted my soup, everything made sense. This is why my husband loves cooking so much. It was FUN. I made a restaurant quality soup. All by myself. A soup that completely embraces the non-official start of fall; deliciously fatty, with a stunning orange color and perfect creamy texture. An artistic masterpiece…


Mothering without a mom: I worry that my mom abandoning me will negatively affect me as a mom

There seems to be a lack of discussion in the world around women who are disowned or cut off from their mothers. The only literature I can find is surrounding the death of a parent and, this is so so different…

I have a mom. She is alive and well. She doesn't live far from me. But she considers me to be "dead," and wishes I could just forget she ever existed.

Now I'm pregnant, and the "mom stuff," as I call it, comes up frequently…

The easiest key lime pie recipe in the world

This is a recipe given to me by a world-class chef, who claimed it is "the easiest key lime pie recipe in the world." And it's true! It's a nicely tart dessert, without all that meringue and sugar. And it's the kind of pie that people love, which makes it fun to bring to parties.