Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hello Again

Babies are sure time consuming. The feedings, diaper changes, and soothing alone are a full-time job, and when the opportunity for a break arises (hello, afternoon nap), updating a blog falls low on the list of priorities, behind:

1. showering
2. washing dishes
3. folding laundry
4. eating lunch (with two hands!)
5. catching a nap myself

I am literally typing this in bed with one hand while the kid uses my left arm as a pillow. So shhhh! The meals I'm throwing together are not elegant: frozen vegetables appear regularly, as do carton soups. You know what makes a great 5-minute dinner? A baked potato, with stuff poured over it. Beans, vegetables, hummus, salsa, whatever. An even faster meal, because you fell asleep putting the baby to bed and woke up during Craig Ferguson? Cereal.

I've got some tasty posts floating around in my head, but until I get the chance to actually write them, I suggest you visit xgfx, a brand-new comprehensive resource for all things vegan AND gluten-free. No eggs, no wheat, no whey, no spelt. No delicious photos of food I can't eat! And if you click the xgfx icon on the right, you'll find a directory of gluten-free vegan blogs. There are more of us than I ever imagined!

In closing, here's a photo of my new man researching solid foods. He's a very studious baby.


  1. awwwww, Mary! i can imagine being a new mom will keep you occupied like crazy. your little man is the cutest ever! i love his studiousface. :)

    i'd also like to say thank you so very much on the kind xgfx words. you are too awesome!

    i'm looking forward to those tasty posts and now i want a baked tater loaded with yummies, too. w00t!

  2. So Cute!!! Nice to see you out on the blogosphere. Enjoy that baby, I'm sure you've already heard a million times how fast it goes by. I wish I could relive that time, very happy for you.
    Eco Mama

  3. What a great picture! I'm glad to see you back, though I can't imagine how hard it is to keep up with a baby! I'm all in with you on how good a potato is with stuff poured on top :)

  4. Look at those cheeks! Oh wow. Mary is a mama. So cool! Welcome back to blogging. I'm just coming back myself. Hope to stick to it!

  5. Such a wise little baby, reading about veggies already! Enjoy this precious time with your little guy, and fill us in now and then when you have time. (Baked potatoes with stuff poured over them sounds good!)

  6. that kid is gnawdorable. yes, being a momma is hard. i can't believe so many people think that stay at home moms have it easy. pshaw.

    i'm ogling the black eyed pea recipe.

    xo jewy

  7. Get them started reading young. It makes such a difference in their lives, education and enjoyment. Had four kids, single full time Dad and you work around those sleep habits of the babies and the stages run through so quickly. At oldest son's DC college graduation this weekend and heading back to Maine.

  8. Happy to see you back, even if it's just to pop in! Your little man is too adorable!

    I love that xgfx blog! Awesome stuff there.

  9. I LOVE that photo, and am glad to hear you kids are doing well, though busy!

  10. When do you plan on returning to the blog world, I would love to read your stuff again!


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