Ask Me Anything: All your imaginary questions answered!

So, I’m about to reach a milestone here at Hot Breakfast. And not one I’m particularly proud of. I’m about to go almost 2 weeks without writing a post. Yes, I have plenty of excuses: the kids are out of…

Wordless Wednesday: Last Day of Preschool Blues

It seems impossible, but today was the last day of school for both boys. Rory’s teachers all but gave him a “Most Improved” ribbon. As you might remember, his school year got off to a rocky start, what with the…

Wordless Wednesday: Mother's Day

My quest last weekend for a picture of my mom and me opened my eyes to my mom’s sometimes invisible role in my childhood. It also reminded me that these days, I’m the woman behind the camera. Yes, I love taking pictures. And…

Souper Tuesday: Israeli Couscous with Mango, Cucumber and Cilantro

It was hot today. July hot. Not only did it feel like a pool day, it smelled like a pool day, even though our neighborhood pool doesn’t open until Saturday. It felt so much like summer that I mindlessly sang…

For my mom: the woman behind the camera

On Saturday night, I dug through a box of old photos trying to find a picture of my mom and me. I knew that posting a picture of the two of us on Facebook for Mother’s Day was a bit…

Vanity's Fair: My Quest for Cute Running Shoes

I got new running shoes yesterday. This is a big deal for me. I average only 10-12 miles a week, so I can get away with just one new pair a year. I always look forward to going to the…

Sister Visit: one weekend, two frazzled moms, three whining kids and a stack of Hazelnut Belgian Waffles to make it all better

My sister and I just wrapped up her latest and much-anticipated visit from Wisconsin. This time, she was flying solo with my nephew, Finn, who turned one in March. Visits from my sister are infrequent (she hasn’t been here since September,…

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

It’s been a while since I wrote a real Souper Tuesday post. And who would have expected that today –  almost the end of April, and in the South, at that – we’d have perfect soup weather? The high today…

Birth Story: The Induction, the C-Sections and the End of Second Guessing

Rory turned two on Saturday. While many people have commented “I can’t believe he’s already two!” I keep thinking “Wow, he’s only two?” Yes, this is partially because he’s as big at two as Noah was at 3 1/2. But…

"Free Money," "Having a 30," and other shopping lessons my mother taught me

It’s been a week since my last post. It’s been hard not to write – I’ve cooked a bunch of stuff I want to tell you about – but I’ve been distracted. First, the kids are on spring break, so…