I'm a longtime labor and social justice advocate, and this year I added "mommy" to my job title. My interests include cooking, writing, painting, photography, crafts, singing and making my boys laugh.

On Being Imperfect

So many of my friends that I've long admired for their parenting-- smart, successful, confident women-- seem weighed down by the totally wrong-headed belief that they are bad mothers. Now that I'm a mom, I also...

Honoring My Grandfather

We didn't settle on a first name for my son until I'd been in labor for several hours. I guess you could say that we weren't able to make a decision until push came...

Oh, to be a Swedish Mom

We didn't exactly have a plan when it came to me going back to work. The funding for my job ran out a week before I went into labor. I wasn't too bothered-- If...

Pass the peas, please!

We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning...
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Family Foodie 411: Bluebird BBQ, Barrio & South End Kitchen

Looking for a family-friendly place to eat? These three Burlington spots definitely make the grade. Bluebird BBQ Bluebird BBQ is probably the most family-friendly place I've been to eat in Burlington. There were lots of families...

Family Foodie 4-11: Mirabelles

My husband and I are big time foodies. We love to cook-- but more importantly, we love to eat. And we still love to go out for a bite-- it's just a little more challenging...

Cooking Classes at Healthy Living

My husband and I love to cook, and we're always eager to pick up new tips, techniques and recipes to spice up mealtime. But since the baby was born, we've slipped into a sad routine...

10 ways having a baby has changed my life

Earlier this year my husband and I welcomed our son, Malcolm, into the world. Three months into motherhood I still feel like I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. I know it'll get...