cooking / family / food / kids / parenting / progressive parenting / Zen

Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes

The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on … Continue reading

California / family / kids / Labor Day / NorCal / patpatforever / San Francisco / wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Labor Day at the San Francisco Zoo

  Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Sunday marked the two year anniversary of my father’s passing. Septembers are hard for me (and the rest of the family) because of the timing of the holidays surrounding it, (click through here for more) but one advantage in the timing is that the holiday guarantees that we all have … Continue reading

back to school / drink / food / health / infographic / kids / parenting / soda / sugar

Back to School, Back to Sugar?

The average American will consume enough sugar in a lifetime to fill an an industrial dumpster! That is just one waist-expanding, cavity-inducing fact listed in this infographic. I’ve been reading a lot about sugar consumption in both adults, children and even babies lately and this is a simple share I thought I’d pass along. Have … Continue reading