• Celebrating bookwormism, if that’s even a word

    We found the perfect excuse to celebrate last weekend with this rare treat. A most decadent double fudge chocolate cake. One slice shared among the 3 of us girls (that’s how we roll)… and even then, we…

  • What we’re eating this week

    … as if anyone wants to know, right? Well, we don’t typically eat out on school days. Instead I will throw together something that the girls love and look forward to eating when they get home from…

  • The sweetest day

    There are times when it does get crazy around here. Last week was one of those weeks. Lots swirling around in my mind. And lots going on in school and college which means everyone was on edge…

  • Crazy traffic, hurried meals and early shuteye

    It sure is quiet around here. Too quiet. I prefer a noisier house, a much noisier house filled with my kids and buzzing with 101 activities. Like it’s been the past two months. But both my older…

  • Simple weekday meals

    On school days, our meals are pretty simple. I typically don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when the weather is this hot. Monday was meatless Monday and the girls’ request was for…

  • The eleventh hour

    This is the typical scenario in our house on the weekend before the exams. “Mom, I need to go to the bookstore. Got to buy some workbooks.” — “Okay, when are the exams?” — “Next week.” “I…

  • Table for one

    It feels strange to be eating alone today without my kids. Hip2bDaughter2 is in school and I’ve just dropped Hip2bDaughter1 off at college, and am sticking around to wait for her to be done with her one…

  • 2-ingredient Grilled Chicken

    Roast carrots and potatoes are the staples on the Hip menu. We’re always buying potatoes (usually russet) and we’re always running out of potatoes. Just yesterday, we had grilled chicken to go with those roast carrots and…

  • My daughter, the suit

    So we went shopping for a business suit. Not something we do every day but Raine has to give a speech in her Public Speaking class this week. Round 1 of parsing over the working women’s section:…