By Cheryl Bac
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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Just needed a few new ingredients
Uploaded: Nov 15, 2015
After our daughter was born I found myself relying on very simple food to feed our family - a bowl of raspberries, crackers, or yogurt for snack. Meals were very simple too. Cereal for breakfast and quick stir-fries were our go-to dinners.
Our son had our grocery list pretty much memorized as we bought very similar ingredients week after week. Searching for new ingredients just didn't seem feasible with two little ones in tow.
Last week I decided that we were in need of a change. I bought a new cookbook and wrote down ingredients for a couple of the recipes. We went to the grocery store and, to my surprise, our son enjoyed searching for new food (like lemongrass). Especially when we needed something that our grocery store didn't carry (like pork belly).
I started preparing the food during our daughter's nap. And, to my surprise, our son offered to help me. It was fun making the meal together- measuring ingredients, stirring them together, and squishing the meat with the marinade.
Cooking just became a much more enjoyable part of my day. I'm hoping our son doesn't lose interest too quickly.
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