Posts Filed Under mom bewilderedness

Healthy-Tweet-Chat

You don’t want to miss this one! Join H-E-B and I as we talk about living a healthy lifestyle. I will be joined by the two wonderful registered dietitians, Kylie Bentley RD,LD,CLT and Lorena Kaplen, RD, LD, and we will be answering any of your questions about living healthier. Plus we have wonderful prizes to giveaway! So, please join us Wednesday night as we sit back, relax, and talk about feeding our families, tricks to make your favorite meals healthier, tips for picky eaters, and much more! Comment at the end of this post with questions, topics, or healthy recipes

Christmas_card_2012

Happy Holidays!

4 | December 21, 2012

From my kitchen to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! Thank you for reading InSockMonkeySlippers and thank you for always keeping me entertained. Cheers!

23

on vacation…

7 | May 17, 2012

The slippers are packed and the computer is turned off. I’m currently either hiking on a mountain or having a cocktail by the fire. If you don’t hear from me for a long time I have been eaten by a bear or I am thoroughly lost in the mountains. If the latter is the case, I’m living off the land and will soon be bringing a whole new blog about how to feed a family on twigs, berries, and wild game as soon as I get rescued. If I’ve been eaten by a bear… well it was nice knowing you

grandmother copy

Hello. I’m alive. This is either a relief or a huge disappointment to some of you. As most of you pointed out to me through e-mail, twitter, and facebook I have been AWOL form the blog since December and for that I apologize. “What happened?” “Where are you?” “Are you ok?” “Damn it lady I need more food.” “Have you been abducted by Aliens?” “No seriously, where are you?” “It was aliens, wasn’t it?” “I’m a dude I can’t follow recipes, I need more step by step photos. Where did you go.” <- one of my favorites All words from

Screen shot 2011-10-14 at 2.44.20 PM

Ever wanted to know a little bit more about me? What? I’ll pretend you didn’t just say that and instead said, “Why of course Meredith. I woke up this morning with that exact same question in my head.” Good, because PBS.org just published a little interview of this lady in her sock monkey slippers. You can find it as apart of their Kitchen Careers feature. To tell you the truth I can’t stop smiling thinking of that little girl who always had her head in the clouds and who’s favorite TV shows were The French Gormet, Yan Can Cook, The Frugal

dovehunt_shotgun

I don’t know about you, but fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. It finally starts cooling down here in Texas (except for this year), Hatch Chiles are in season, football is everywhere and hunting season begins. Now, I haven’t been a big hunter in the past. I grew up fishing and love to bass fish at our family ranch but with water scarce and my love of cooking and eating wild game (view most favored wild game recipe on ISMS) I figured it was time for me to join the boys and start hunting. With hunting license in

dog_days_of_summer_watermark

While Mia and Jack are napping, the groceries are in bags on the floor, it’s 110°F outside (no, that’s not an exaggeration), and the article who’s deadline is 8pm tonight is still in my head, I am procrastinating by bringing you this little photo montage. Enjoy.

DSC00321

Every year 20 million babies are born too soon. My daughter, Mia, was one of them. Today, November 17, is National Premature Awareness Day and in support we’ve teamed up with March Of Dimes to tell Mia’s story and highten the awareness of this growing problem. Since 1981 prematurity has risen 30% and today we spread the word to fight for the babies who shouldn’t have to. In the early hours of October 29, 2008, Mia Beritt Steele broke into the world fighting with a silent cry. There was no reason why six weeks before that day a blood vessel

IMG_3354

mia beritt steele · october 29, 2008 · 1 pound 13 ounces Tim and I always wanted children. After loosing our first pregnancy we had a feeling that this might be a tough road for us. We were elated when we discovered right after a backpacking trip full of dehydration, lots of black bears (a story for another day) and morning sickness that I was pregnant. As any woman who has miscarried before I was nervous that I would loose this pregnancy as well. When the 12th week of gestation came and went we were relieved that now the baby

IMG_4245

Once again I have been waylaid by the kitchen remodel. We are getting close! The counter tops are in and oh so pretty and the sink and faucet were finally installed last week. Yesterday, the day I had been waiting for since me moved in three years ago, the particle board walls were torn down and gorgeous pine wainscoting was installed. Thankfully, everything went somewhat smoothly and was finished all in one day. Mia and I almost died of boredom yesterday because we had to stay here and make sure the contractors didn’t need any questions answered. Which of course,

dollar diaper

smaller than a dollar bill

11 | August 21, 2010

What’s smaller than a dollar bill? A lot of things but in a million years I would have never guessed that a diaper would be on that list. You can imagine my surprise when I first changed my daughter’s diaper. Not only was it a tiny diaper but we had to roll it down just to fit! Those were the days of the NICU. The days of constantly beeping monitors, frightening alarms, and a truckload of hope. I am sharing this with you today because we were recently asked to help the children’s hospital that saved Mia’s life. The new

Screen shot 2010-08-05 at 7.28.30 PM

Oh yes, my first taste of the crazies. I am not a controversial woman and nor do I strive to be. That is why I was a bit stunned to see this in my inbox the other day after I simply stated on Twitter that instead of “bashing” Michelle Duggar for choosing to use formula with her preemie we should support her or just leave her be. Now, I only know a little about the Duggars. The show just doesn’t interest me and I certainly can’t watch the current episodes about their experience in the NICU. I tried, and it