Monthly Archives: May 2011

Foodie Friday: Ultimate Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Foodie Friday: Ultimate Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Bananas are one of my oldest son’s favorite foods. Unless we’re completely out, he eats one just about every morning. So as you can imagine, I find myself picking up a bunch of bananas almost every time we’re at the grocery store.

Of course, having bananas on hand all the time means I occasionally have overripe ones that need to be used, and this recipe is the perfect way to do so.

This is also one of those recipes that are great to get your kids to help you prepare. My son loves mashing the bananas.

The only problem with this stuff, is that it WANTS to be eaten. If you find the loaf suddenly all gone, don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😉

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The Animalphabet: So, I made a children’s book

The Animalphabet: So, I made a children’s book

I’m very excited to announce that I’m officially publishing my first children’s book!

It’s called The Animalphabet.

Really, it’s just a simple, cute, animal-centric book to help teach young kids their ABCs, but I’m very proud of how it has turned out.

The illustrations started as drawings I did to decorate my eldest son’s nursery, but I was so happy with them I wanted to use them in a future project like this, and I figured they were a good opportunity to dip my toe into creating and self-publishing a kid’s book.

So, anyhow, get one for your family and one for a friend!

And please, help me spread the word! 🙂

[info]UPDATE: I’ve updated this page to reflect the current addition of the book, now published through CreateSpace and available on Amazon.com![/info]

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The Fleeting Window

The Fleeting Window

You know those rare moments, when you have managed to get both of your children to nap at the same time?

Miraculous!

I’m in no position to complain about non-sleeping kids, I know. We’ve got not just one but two particularly laid-back children who have both slept really well, in general, from a very young age. That I am still usually getting a 2 (sometimes 3!) hour  nap out of Tucker every afternoon is a huge blessing in and of itself. But sometimes it feels like he and little Cole are actually conspiring to give me no more than a few minutes down-time if they can help it. Tuck gets to sleep… and Cole wakes up poopy or hungry. Cole finishes feeding and has just finally drifted back to sleep… and Tuck wakes up crying, in desperate need of a nose-wipe, some juice, and wanting to know when he can go on an airplane again (?).

So when we reach one of these moments of sympatico, when both are fed, clean, and just down for naps, I’m suddenly left with a serious choice to make…

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Back in the Saddle Again

Back in the Saddle Again

My apologies for my long absence. I guess you could say I ended up taking paternity leave unexpectedly.

Things have been very busy, but in general I think it’s just taken me some time to figure out how writing time fits into the New Normal of being home with a very busy toddler and an infant with an entirely different schedule and set of needs. Now that my lovely wife is back at work and getting settled back in, I too am getting back into the swing of things here, and I’ll soon be returning to using this blog as a record of my time with them.

So, watch this space!

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