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As my due date nears, I’m reading and eating up insights from friends, blogs, and family. This is a beautifully articulated list of lessons both a mother and father can impart to their sons (and daughters). It’s written from the heart and very much with a child’s future character in mind.
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He moves around restlessly in the evening after dinner. Last night, there was a pushing against the bottom of my uterus and something of a scampering. He was probably trying to claim his space around the veggie burger and chocolate milkshake I wolfed down at Super Duper Burger.
Just before dinner, [...]
On 12 February, 2014 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Today I’m at 36 weeks and three days. Apparently, our baby could arrive at any moment, give or take some time around his due date on March 9th. The walls in his room have been painted, the furniture has yet to be assembled, a friend has handed down a bassinet, the infant carrier has arrived [...]Continue Reading →
On 6 February, 2014 By Shanti Christensen
I’ve always loved traveling, but when I landed in London to meet my boyfriend’s family for the first time, my body was in shambles. My sinuses pulsed, my back ached and my bum sore. I had a cold, a UTI, and I felt like someone had pulled the plug on my energy. With a slight [...]Continue Reading →
I’m not into football, but when I was invited to a chili cook off for Super Bowl Sunday, I was happy to tag along and simmer something seductive. I’ve never made a chili before, but I consulted on a winning duck-plum chili in Beijing that won second place at the Back Alley Chili Cook Off [...]Continue Reading →
On 29 May, 2013 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
By way of a friend who knows about my love of homestyle recipes, I’ve discovered this great project What Grandmothers Cook Around the World. So colorful, rich in culture, and heartwarming! I’m particularly tickled by the Filipina grandmother who prepares “Shark in Coconut Soup, whom I aspire to be as badass some [...]Continue Reading →