Welcome to Tales of Expansion: Baby Butternut Edition!
Back in college (far longer ago than I’d like to admit), you would often find my friends and me slumped around a table after dinner, hands on our bellies, exclaiming, “Ohhh, the expansion!”
I started blogging in 2008 as a way to support myself through grad school and chronicle my attempts to take part in one of my favorite activities (eating, of course) while minimizing food waste (and participating in some non-food activities as well).
I’m back at it now as I take on motherhood, the most intense masters program around. Beatrice was born in June 2014 and is taking me along for the ride on a true tale of expansion. After spending most of my adult life studying and working with new families, I get to experience the upheaval first-hand and hopefully find the time to share some of what I learn here. I’m an LCSW, an infant-parent specialist, and a Certified Lactation Counselor … yet none of that really prepared me for dealing with my own child 24/7!
This blog has followed me over several years from Brooklyn, NY to Gloucester, MA with many stops in between. We’re currently enjoying the small-city coastal life, made especially tasty by my organic farmer husband and the deluge of butternut squashes he brings our way. Join us now as we fight the uphill battle to be frugal and green while trying to grow a deliciously organic baby.