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What I’ll Miss: On Moving

The whole process of buying a house right now is wacky.

If you like a house, you have to put an offer on it. . .right away? No big deal just the biggest financial transaction of your life.

We’re moving to a nearby suburb. It’s closer to daycare, close to our parents, and the most affordable way to obtain some more space (unexpected baby coming this fall).

There are a lot of things that we’ll miss about living  in the Mac Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul – most of all, our neighbors are really kind people.

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Spring Thoughts: Baby Birthday Parties, 2000’s Fashion, Chipotle Quesadilla Rant

I want to write, but I’m not sure what to share here lately.

Having been pregnant or a new parent during the pandemic, we haven’t traveled. And now that we have a toddler, we haven’t gone out to eat often. With the COVID surges and such, we mostly ordered take-out. We’re slowly venturing out more often. It feels good.

I’ve thought about writing more chapters of my book. A lot of the stories don’t seem right to share here, but gosh darn it, they’re pretty amusing.

I don’t think I’m destined to become the mom blogger I’ve always loathed. Mostly because I feel very strongly about parents blasting photos of their children all over the internet their permission – sure, a five year old can verbally “consent,” but is it actually informed? I think not.

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Recent Favorites: Make-up, Clothes, Food.

Whenever we have a cold February week like this, I think of something my old high school math teacher said. We had returned to class after a cold weekend and he said he spent the weekend cold, hungry and having to pee.

I have no idea why he said that to us, but I remember we paused and kind of nodded like, yeah, that is actually how you feel.

As you can imagine, life working full-time and caring for a soon to be one-year-old can be overwhelming in both good and challenging ways. Sometimes each day feels like running a marathon. Here are some recent favorites in many categories:

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Trying Origins Meal Delivery

This post is not sponsored or solicited. We paid for our own meals. 

I love cooking and I often miss it, but working full-time and having a baby leaves us with limited time.

Especially during the work week – we want to spend time with the baby before bed and prep for the next day. I’m fine saving any cooking for the weekend.

We decided to try some meal delivery services. The first one I found was Origins Meals. Their focus is scratch-made, healthy, gluten-free meals that you can order in different quantities. They also claim to source grass-fed beef, free range turkey and antibiotic free chicken and wild caught salmon (didn’t see any fish options during the weeks we ordered).

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Birds Eye Frozen Appetizer Taste Test

In the latest installment of taste-testing intriguing frozen things, I try two Birds Eye appetizers: Cheddar Broccoli Bake and Buffalo Cauliflower Wings.

Each cost around $4 at Target.

For these taste tests I don’t care if the food is healthy or trendy or beautiful. I care about the ultimate question. . . but is it good?

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