Monthly Archives: January 2011

school is in session.

There are moments in mothering that are almost too raw for me. Too ripe with my child’s hope and expectation. As silly as it may sound, last week’s playdate was one of those experiences for me. Sarah has had a lot of playdates since starting her final year of preschool but, for some reason, this one was different. On...

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randomness wins again!

Okay, that was tough. Just so everyone knows how I went about choosing the winners, I plugged the comment numbers into random.org and let it do its thing. I let it choose a random number for each item to be given away. If the comment number  initially chosen didn’t mention the giveaway item I was...

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can I get a happy blogday ‘woot’?

Five years ago today I started this blog. I introduced my baby to the world with this (extremely unimpressive but undeniably adorable) picture: (If you’ve ever wondered why this place is called The Pigbear, now you know.) I  had a lot of reasons for starting to write. They included: sharing our new baby with friends and family...

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for my mama…

Last October when my mom and stepdad had their annual family get-together, Mom requested an updated picture of her grandbabies.  Since she gave birth to me and all, there was only one acceptable answer to that inquiry. The fact that it took three months for me to actually show her the first image from that...

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ten on tuesday

1. This weekend we hosted our Supper Club and as the host and hostess the main course fell to us. We went with Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach. While I found it challenging to cook the thick bone-in chops evenly on the stovetop, overall I think they were pretty delish. 2. Spoiler Alert:...

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