Tag Archives: 2017

Birthday Presence

The name Natalie is said to mean “Christmas child” or “Christmas birthday.” Fittingly, I was born on January 7th, only 13 days after Christmas.  However, as I get older, I find it harder and harder to wish for actual birthday presents.  Experiencing Christmas with my family, husband, and three children has literally filled my house, closet, […]


A Year in Review

In January 2016, I made a New Year’s Resolution to cook a “fancy dinner” at least once a month.  From January through August, I successfully stuck to my resolution, sometimes even making more than one feast for friends and family.  But then in September, the school year was in full swing, I was in working-mom mode, […]