Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Feeding the Hungry

Perhaps the most vital job a mother has is to feed her family.  Providing nourishment for my children, my husband, and myself fills hours upon hours of my day, and encompasses so much more than just food.  I have the privilege of purchasing nearly everything that comes into our home - the clothes we wear, the books we read, the food we eat - and I try my best to make choices to nourish mind, body and soul.

Sometimes that means homemade sushi to stretch a picky eater.

And sometimes it means a quick dose of Chili Mac so we can quickly fill our tummies and spend more of our day nurturing other things - like each other.


Spring has sprung around here and we've been spending hours outside and learning all about seasonal allergies, which are, at times, so bad that we abandon our new plantings and head in for a little bit of Plants vs. Zombies. That counts as gardening, right?


Little sister is getting stronger.  

I hope each and every one of you have the opportunity to experience joy as pure as this little girl.

As much as I must feed my family, more than that they sustain me.


  1. I love you Lisa! You are a wonderful mother! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Re your comments about mothers and cooking. My mom, Mama Jeanne, always prepared our meals with loving care. I can look back 75 years ago and appreciate and taste her nourishment. I remember Dad bring home unannounced guests for dinner. She would quickly scramble some eggs and we all did a little family hold back. And the meal went smooth as silk.