Peaches & Cream Bars

Peaches & Cream Bars

This is the last summer we’ll spend as a family of three.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this life-changing thing that’s happening in just a few short months. Sometime this fall, our three will become four and our whole family dynamic will change forever. And if we’re being brutally honest, that’s just as scary as it is exciting.

Peaches & Cream Bars

Two kids. Two boys, actually. Mother of two. Party of four.

With my first pregnancy, it was nine solid months of preparation. Shopping. Cleaning. Cooking. Decorating. Reading. Researching. More shopping. Daydreaming. More shopping. I was entering a whole new world, this world of parenting, and you better believe that I was going to be prepared. And not just prepared. Over-prepared.

Peaches & Cream BarsThen pregnancy number two comes along, and there’s just so much going on with raising a toddler and living in the city and potty training and swim lessons and playgroup and running a household and cooking and cleaning and laundry (so. much. laundry.) that there just isn’t a single moment left in the day to even think about preparing for another baby. And besides, how much preparation does the second baby really need, anyway? I’m thinking we buy some diapers, set up the rock ‘n’ play, and call it a day. Amiright?

Peaches & Cream Bars

But don’t believe for a second that I haven’t been thinking (and dreaming) about how life will be different this fall. How this new tiny human is going to impact our family, and our individual lives, in a big, big way. How my sweet, rambunctious toddler is finally going to have a playmate his own age to play with (read: boss around). How my husband will have two boys (boys!) to teach how to play baseball and to take on camping trips and to sporting events. And how my life is going to look drastically different as a mother of two.

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American Flag Pie

American Flag Pie

Summertime is running through sprinklers and splashing in swimming pools. It’s catching fireflies at dusk. It’s long, lazy days and crackling campfires at night. It’s sunflowers and daisies and gardens overflowing with fresh produce. It’s farmer’s markets and pick-your-own berry patches. It’s fruity cocktails on rooftop bars. It’s ice cream cones and shaved ice and popsicles.

And pie.

American Flag Pie

Summertime is all about pie.

Pie overflowing with deliciously fresh, burst-in-your-mouth berries.

Specifically, this pie.

Because what says summer more than this red, white, and blue beauty?

And best of all, it’s two pies in one. So you don’t even have to choose between blueberry and strawberry. You can have both. Because it’s summer and I said so.

American Flag Pie

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Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because it’s Monday.

Because it’s definitely summer in New York.

Because that third cup of coffee is just screaming for a little something sweet and muffin-y to hang with today.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because maybe, just maybe, I ate one too many chocolate chocolate chip cookies (full disclosure: spoonfuls of chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough) with my 2-year-old this morning and need a little nutritional redemption.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because of all of these reasons and more, I give you carrot zucchini muffins. Happy Monday!

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

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