Pernil (or roasted pork shoulder) is a staple in the Latino household, especially for holidays or special occasions. Like the many different hispanic cultures that exist, there are just as many ways to make Pernil. There is no “right” way, as long as it’s flavorful, the meat is tender and the skin is crispy.Read more
Two Ingredient Everything Bagels
There’s nothing better than a delicious bagel and a hot cup of coffee on Sunday morning (or any morning for that matter). But, when you’re trying to lose weight or make healthier choices, bagels aren’t the best option. I found various versions of this recipe online and thought I would give it a try.Read more
Losing My Mom to Covid
Like most other scary things in life, you don’t expect them to happen to you. When you hear about someone getting sick at a young age or someone getting into a car accident, you don’t think that it can happen to you or someone you love. And it was no different with Coronavirus or COVID-19 or whatever you want to call it.Read more
What I Wish I Knew
They say time flies when you’re having fun. The saying should be Time flies when you’re raising children. My oldest son, Ayden, turned 5 in May and on Friday we celebrated his Pre-K graduation. It probably seems like a silly milestone for most, but for me it marked the start of his whole career as a student; a chance to make good choices that was going to shape the rest of his life. My little one is about to be 2 months old. This one I can’t believe. Two months of life for my littlest nugget. And as I sit here and reflect back on the last two months (and 5 years) of experience as a mom I can’t help but think about all the things I wish I knew before going into motherhood. I could probably write a whole book just with my experiences thus far, but for the purposes of this blog I’ll stick to pregnancy and labor. I know this has been done before but here you have it folks. Here are things I wish I knew and my tips about pregnancy and labor.Read more
Dreams Are Not Reality
Have you ever dreamt about yourself dying? I mean, one of those dreams where you see the actual moment that you pass away?
I used to think that when you dreamt of yourself dying it meant that you died in real life. As I sit here at 4:45am in my sons nursery feeding him, I can attest to the fact that this is not true.
I had one of the worst dreams last night. I used to have very vivid dreams almost nightly but it hasn’t happened in a long time. I don’t know if it was from the hormones or all the caffeine and supplements I take during the day to battle sleep deprivation, but last night (or is it tonight since it’s in the middle of the night and it basically just happened) was a doozy.Read more