10 steps to prepare and cook weekly meals in advance


For the last 6 weeks before I quit my previous job, I had to travel for business. Half of these trips were from Monday through Friday where my husband had to care of the household by himself. In two of these trips, schools were closed due to Polar Vortex. I wanted to at least take cooking/meal preparation out of his hectic schedule. I spent my … [Read more...]

Cake Tutu for Ballerina themed birthday party

Cake Tutu

A friend of mine baked the birthday cake for my daughter's ballerina themed birthday party. I sew a tutu for the cake. The inspiration is from Pinterest. It's very easy to make. I sewed it with my sewing machine. If you are patient enough, you can sew it by hand as well. First order of business: Know the circumference of the cake, in order to … [Read more...]

Packing hot school lunches and keeping them warm

Packing Hot School Lunch in Thermos

I try to pack school lunches for kids as much as I can. However, recently I've given up, having to throw away so many untouched foods, half eaten or even barely eaten sandwiches. I let the kids eat school’s cafeteria lunch instead of spending all that time to think, prepare and see all that wasted food. The school cafeteria lunch menu this … [Read more...]

New job, new office, new commute, new routine

Two weeks ago, I've started a new job. Not only it's a new job, but after 9 years, I've started to work out-of-home instead of my home office. Therefore, I am driving to and from work every day. The change itself was a bit unexpected, but gladly received. I was used to working out-of-home with occasional business travel. I enjoyed not having … [Read more...]