“Blue skies smilin’ at me

Nothing but blue skies, do I see Blue days all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on” I have been singing this to baby girl lately. It adds an element of playfulness and starts our day with … Continue reading

Tutus, tiaras and tinted toe nails

“Are you a smart cookie?” I hear middle bear ask baby bear. I turned to witness her nodding head implying “Why yes, I am!” She certainly is a sharp one and knows how to beat the heat. While most of … Continue reading

Easy Does It

I think of our nest as a living organism essential for our enjoyment and growth. Keeping it fresh with little touches like these chairs…finally I was brave enough to stage furniture on the balcony since baby bear is developing a … Continue reading

Put An Egg On It

It was the humble thing to do.Adding a minimal protein to a morning porridge with some sautéed greens or over a few spears of asparagus sprinkled with cheese that melted instantly under the blanket the fried egg provided.It frequently adorned … Continue reading

A Thyme to Celebrate

We are homing in on our finals weeks of fond farewells to a season and to our beloved teachers. We hail them with undying gratitude for carrying us forward and steering us to another summer where days are void of … Continue reading

March Madness

For most this conjures up young sweaty bodies in motion whose aim is to dunk more goals than the opponent in an allotted time frame. A whole new crew of young and hopeful athletes that we scoff at or mostly … Continue reading

Prep Kitchen

How fortunate baby bear is to have such endearing older brothers that coddle her. They are eager to show her the ropes and our chef-in-the-making is always devising new recipes for his little bear. He couldn’t wait until she tried … Continue reading

Por qué no?

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.” LATIN PROVERBRecently we welcomed the arrival of not a … Continue reading

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Tucked in drawers and cupboards, I have an arsenal of powders, seeds and other garnishes and condiments in my nest that intensify the flavors of food, adding an element of surprise to our palettes. While the avocado holds an esteemed … Continue reading

Everything Changes

when you’re celebrating your birthday in the single digits yet everything remains the same. The day is celebrated with a close-knit group that corral around you and the flickering candles on the decorative cake of your present whim. The party … Continue reading