It Takes a Village


It Takes a Village

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I’ve heard the expression before, but it really is true when it comes to raising a baby. Betsy went back to work this week after three months of leave and it was tough for everybody! Luckily, we have a great nanny that we are sharing with some friends (our daycare arrangement fell through – long story).

Also, though, I’ll be doing some day care with the little guy and Betsy’s mom is moving to Denver and will be helping with childcare. Plus, my mom is driving into town next week to help with a gap in childcare!

It’s impossible for me to imagine how you can raise a child without an intense amount of help. I feel like I already owe so many people drinks and meals.

Luckily, he’s cute and smiley these days and constantly discovering new things like how awesome hands are.

Sabra Recall!

I do a lot of work with Sabra and love their products. The team I work with there asked me to share a recall with you all. They are being extra safe on this one. Out of an abundance of caution, they are recalling 5 SKUs of Classic Hummus that was made in a limited time on one production line. The recall only applies to Classic Hummus in 10, 17, 20, 32 oz. sizes. Singles and Grab & Go containers don’t apply. No other Sabra products are affected.

Be sure to check the full FDA chart for the recall if you have any Sabra Classic Hummus in the fridge!

The Links

So many great spring recipes floating around the Internet these days!

Asparagus Pasta with Egg – This is a great starter to spring. Great colors and a reminder of how simple good meals can be. (@ Ruhlman)

Greek Spinach Pie – I love a greens-packed pie like this for spring. I might use fresh spinach rather than frozen though. (@ Recipe Girl)

Zucchini Boats – A good use for the crazy influx of zucchini that’s right around the corner. I like to use the smaller ones for boats like this. (@ Real Food by Dad)

Basil Pistachio Pesto – The color on this pesto is amazing. I love the quick smear on toast but could also see serving this with something like shrimp. Love the pesto freezing tips also! (@ Greedy Gourmet)

Have a great weekend everybody!


5 Responses to “It Takes a Village” Leave a comment

  1. I cannot image trying to raise children without the support of family and friends. My sisters and I have been very blessed to have my parents be a constant in their grandchildren’s lives, as well as sisters helping sisters. Still, with the youngest grandchildren/cousins both at 15 years old, the village is always ready with a ride or an overnight. Love.

  2. He’s adorable and making me wish for another little squish…shouldn’t say that though or my husband may ban me from your site!

    I hear you on the village thing…I went back to work part time after our first. She had a severe dairy/soy allergy so a daycare was completely off the table. Thankfully my mother in law was able to back up a friend for covering those days.

  3. I stumbled across your blog while looking for a truffle recipe then came upon this piece. Your child is beautiful and I feel compelled to share my experience as a new mother.
    I am a single mother…to the full extent. I moved to the United States 12 years ago and my family is still in Malaysia. I now have a 14 month old son. It is definitely hard to do alone and at times i wish my “village” is here with me but when you’re a mother you do what you need to do and you keep going because you just love your child so much. Sometimes I hear my friends complain about how nervous they are because their husband is going out of town for the night or a few days and they worry about how they will handle looking after baby on their own. So many of us single mothers carry on without help, one or two nights should be a walk in the park ;)
    So many times I’ve heard “I don’t know how you do it alone”. Sometimes I don’t know either lol! But there is no time to waste and dwell on it. All my energy is focused on being a positive force in my child’s life. It has changed the way I view everything. Our children really are the light of our lives.

    1. Hey Lynn! Thanks for the comment! It sounds like you have a really great positive attitude toward parenthood which is so awesome. Keep on keepin’ on, right?! Cheers!

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