The Awkward Mom

Family Dinners; living small; raising kids; living in a van.

How About Those Family Dinners?

At our house the hour before dinner had me in the kitchen darting between kids as they wandered around like starving Israelites searching for manna.

How About Those Family Dinners?

At our house the hour before dinner had me in the kitchen darting between kids as they wandered around like starving Israelites searching for manna.

When We Were Five

When We Were Five

To save time, we did that thing where you mentally picture an activity and count it as if you’d actually done it. It’s called “visualization.” Apparently if you do it...

When We Were Five

To save time, we did that thing where you mentally picture an activity and count it as if you’d actually done it. It’s called “visualization.” Apparently if you do it...

Bacon and egg bake. Perfect breakfast for holidays or just any time you want a high-protein breakfast.

Let it Snow and Let it Go

There is a lot being said lately about “risk vs reward,” or in other words, trade off. “Risk” you may ask? What risk is there is making sure we have...

Let it Snow and Let it Go

There is a lot being said lately about “risk vs reward,” or in other words, trade off. “Risk” you may ask? What risk is there is making sure we have...

Christmas Present Code Names

Christmas Present Code Names

With Christmas just a week away, all the shopping is done in your Amazon cart and now all that’s left is cleaning, baking cookies, taking some to your neighbors, trying to keep...

Christmas Present Code Names

With Christmas just a week away, all the shopping is done in your Amazon cart and now all that’s left is cleaning, baking cookies, taking some to your neighbors, trying to keep...

Serving Up Christmas

Serving Up Christmas

This year my sisters and I collaborated on a list of ways to make Christmas a little more meaningful without getting an eyeroll from the kids or husband. And there’s...

Serving Up Christmas

This year my sisters and I collaborated on a list of ways to make Christmas a little more meaningful without getting an eyeroll from the kids or husband. And there’s...

Start a Thanksgiving Tradition (or 3)

Start a Thanksgiving Tradition (or 3)

Bake a pie for a neighbor (or two). Better yet, start a pie exchange. Yum!

Start a Thanksgiving Tradition (or 3)

Bake a pie for a neighbor (or two). Better yet, start a pie exchange. Yum!