You may have noticed a lull in posts over the past summer. It wasn't because we were busy with kids and vacation. I wish so much that was the case. In fact we had just planned a 2 month journey through Asia for a trip of a lifetime. Instead, the doctors found a thymoma tumor in my chest cavity. It was "the size of an orange", my doctor described. And just like that my life was never the same again.
Last winter my family escaped the cold for a glorious tropical break in Malaysia. We flew in for an extended family reunion. Everybody attended, all except that is, my sweet father who had passed away earlier that year. I spent 2015 walking about like a big open wound. Last year was a year of coping for me. Every 'firsts' like his birthday, wedding anniversary, Father's Day and so forth gutted me. 2015 was the year where I distilled further on what matters to me most in life. As we go into a new year, I'm reminded of the wise words of Dr Seuss, "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Focusing on the important for 2016 is a top priority for me.
Our new year’s resolution for 2014 is to live a simpler life. To cut down on crazy schedules, spend more time together as a family and to live more in the moment. As for IttyBittyFoodies, we’ve got a new look for 2014 and hopefully easier navigation. We look forward to what 2014 brings but I wanted to take a moment to relive some of our favorite posts of 2013.
We got word last week that The Lab at Lakewood will be closing its doors on August 26th. Owner, Melissa “Mess” Wright writes in her personal blog that “it’s strictly a financial decision”. It took me a week to finally tell Pikelet and Lollo and they cried a bit. But Mess says not to be sad so we’ll try instead to think about the great things about The Lab and how it was one of the... Read More
How exciting! IttyBittyFoodies have been nominated once more for the Top 25 Foodie Moms on the Circle of Moms website. Circle of Moms connect moms (about 6 million and counting) together to network and discuss on all things mommy from pregnancy stages all the way up to older kids. Please click on the badge above and vote for IttyBittyFoodies. Just look for our signature logo of toddler hands holding two orange 8 ball squash. Voting... Read More
Remember Tiny Dallas? The fabulous mom blog has now morphed into DMoms (a daily blog and magazine)! Editor Joslyn Taylor, who is so cool she takes her kids to Marfa on vacation (twice) weaves together a magazine that’s full of moms that you can admire and do meaningful work like Sharon Blumberg owner the mismatched shoe company, Chooze and Paige Chenault who holds birthday parties for homeless kids with the Birthday Party Project. We love the mom crushes that gives us a glimpse... Read More
Motherhood has aged me. I look at the crow’s feet that were never there before, dark circles under the eyes from the lack of sleep, and stray white hairs that I’ve pulled out more often than I care to remember. I’ve swapped my heels for Birkenstocks, thanks to those lovely bunions and walk around with my brain permanently stored in a jar somewhere. I look at my old photos where I was a pretty, young... Read More
G'day! Welcome to Itty Bitty Foodies, a kid food and lifestyle blog. I'm Cheryl Collett, an Aussie writer living the US with a mission to expand the palates of my 3 active boys. Hop along as we embark on our yummy adventures together! [Read More]
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