• As A Creative

    Mama Rosca’s Salmon Noodles

    Salmon noodles, it sounds weird, I know.  But it’s more like pasta alfredo with salmon bites. I grew up eating this dish, as it was one of the only ways my mom could get me to eat fish other than fish sticks.  And now this is the only way I can get Chase to even touch fish. I have no idea where she got this recipe from, but I made sure to add it to my collection once I started living on my own. It’s a quick pasta recipe that doesn’t require baking (other than the salmon), but can be baked as a casserole if you so desire. This dinner is…

  • As a Mommy

    Mom-shaming IS a thing

    Mom-shaming IS a thing. It’s more prevalent than you think. What is it exactly? It is any comment or even non-verbal gesture that criticizes, challenges or degrades a woman for her decisions made as a mother.  Often they are subtle remarks, spoken in a cavalier manner, with the offender not even meaning any harm. Other times, they are intentionally said to make the woman feel bad. Either way, it needs to stop.   But Carolyn, what do you know? You’ve only been a mom for a year! I know, I know, I’m very new at this. However, from the moment I announced that I was pregnant until now, I’ve heard…

  • As a Mommy

    Dog Mom to a Special Canine

    I went on a walk with two of my friends today in Rock Creek Park who are both dog moms to medium-sized pups, Piper and Wilbur. What’s even more similar is that all three of our dogs have something “special” about them.  Whether it’s anxiety over other people, other dogs or leash issues, the three of us all had our fair share of less than ideal experiences with our pups.  Piper has become very territorial over her home and makes it difficult for guests who may visit. Wilbur doesn’t always mesh well with other dogs, especially when he’s on leash. Troy has a host of issues with trusting people, stemming from a bad…

  • As A Creative,  As a Mommy

    Chase’s Wild One birthday party

    We had such an incredibly fun birthday celebration for our little man.  Our house was filled to capacity with 50 or so family and friends who have supported us along the way. The grub was partially catered by a Jamaican restaurant in Baltimore, Island Quizine, but my in-laws made the biggest contribution: jerk chicken, oxtail, rice& peas, cabbage and mac&cheese.  My father-in-law seriously makes the best chicken and oxtail I’ve ever had in my life. It was a feast fit for kings and queens and everyone left with their bellies full. The cakesmash was initially anti-climatic…but he eventually enjoyed shoveling it into his mouth. I had made a giant funfetti cupcake knowing…