Sling Diaries- Community

This is my 4th post as part of the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. Check out my first 3 posts here, here and here.

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When Hugo was about 6 months old, my greatest NYC subway nightmare came true. It was rush hour, the train was packed, and out of nowhere he started screaming. I don’t mean whimpering or simply crying, but full out, arched back, real tears, shrill screaming. I was mortified. I was standing with him near the exit, trying to smush into a corner to bother the least amount of people as possible, but it was in vain. Everyone was staring. Their looks ranged from “Oh that poor woman,” to “Why won’t that damn baby stop crying” to “Why can’t that horrible mother calm her child?”

I had been a mother for 6 months so I thought I knew my baby enough to predict how he’d act but this threw me for a loop. There were at least 3o minutes left on the train until I got home and I didn’t know how in the world we’d make it through. Suddenly I felt it- tears welling up in my own eyes, the burn creeping across my face until fat drops streamed down. I was so overwhelmed, so embarrassed, so frustrated. And I felt bad for my poor baby who was clearly miserable. He wouldn’t let me sit down with him and even if he would- I wasn’t at all prepared to nurse him on the crowded subway. We just needed to….

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Five Minute Pita Pizzas

You know I am all about making your lives easier. When I share dinner ideas on the blog- they are usually easy, fast, and delicious meals that are family friendly and did I say easy? I don’t have time or energy for anything else most nights, and if I can make something that all three…

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Cherry Vanilla Crisp

As I mentioned in an early post I joined a fruit CSA this summer and it is a-mazing. Every week I get to pick up 2 big cartons of farm fresh fruit picked that day from a nearby farm. I love that it’s a surprise what I’ll get and I really love finding ways to…

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Berry Cherry Custard Pie

I’m sorry things have been a bit slow around here lately. I realize that with the warm summer weather and a toddler who loves to play outside, I’m pulled away from the kitchen. I used to prefer the comforts of the indoor air conditioner on a warm day, but not nothing brings me more joy…

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve never been much of an outdoorsy gal. What can I say? I mean Ok, don’t get me wrong I love the ocean. And beautiful scenery makes my heart flutter. I loved my honeymoon to Costa Rica, and the mountains are magical. All of that being said- at the end of the day I’m used…

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Sling Diaries- Ambition

9 years ago, with 2 large suitcases and little else to my name, I moved to New York City. I was a girl with a big dream and I couldn’t wait to dive into the craze of the city, feeling so excited and giddy from my intense drive, passion, and faith that I’d succeed. Man…

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Turkey & Cheese Meatballs

I never thought I’d be one of those moms who hides healthy ingredients in her child’s food but here I am. It has happened. My sweet, fickle toddler is normally a great, non-picky eater, but it seems like every other day he decides he hates all food and how dare I even offer. I try…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake

We’ve all been there, you’re down to the wire, company is coming over with little notice and you need a dessert. (Ok maybe we haven’t all been there but I seem to be a lot!) You want something super fast, impressive, but one that will require little effort, (even more so with a toddler at…

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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt

Back when Andy & I had a life, one of our favorite things to do on a warm evening was mosey to Manhattan’s East Village and visit one of our favorite places, Mermaid Inn. It’s a charming little spot that specializes in seafood, and before 7:30 they have this fabulous happy hour with $1 oysters and…

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

What is it about an extra special breakfast that just makes the whole morning so much better? It’s not too often that all three of us get up at the same time, (usually either Andy and I take turns with the early shift and let the other sleep in,) but when we do I get…

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Coconut Cream Cheese Brownies

This recipe was originally posted in July 2011- it has been reworked/rephotographed and posted again because it was fabulous but desperately needed it! No matter how many times I think I’ve baked up the “perfect brownie” recipe, I will always get giddy about trying something new. Man do I love a classic fudgy brownie, but…

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