What Insights into Friendship Can You Get from Baking?

A lot apparently. As I develop my fourth or fifth sourdough starter, I am reminded of how much patience goes into this process. I had gotten to the point where I believed that I could troubleshoot any problem with my starter, and yet it is being very finicky and not...

Who is Smarter? Girls or Boys?

Malek Abu-Jawdeh and Shwetlena Sabarwal took on this very issue in a blog post in 2017. In it, they explore the gaps in myths and perceptions about gender. These gaps have existed at least since the Victorian era. The question is are any of them true? Girls outperform...
Great Financial Literacy Programs for Kids

Great Financial Literacy Programs for Kids

Free tools and resources “Many parents do not approach the subject of financial literacy for kids because they lack the confidence themselves.” Thomas Henske, partner at Lenox Advisors in New York. His advice? Learn together. The biggest stumbling block is...

Relational Aggression

What We Know, and What We Do About It In fifth grade, I had a friend who was my absolute bestie one day and my arch enemy the next. It became a problem for my parents when I would awaken repeatedly with a dreaded stomachache and not feel like going to school. And the...
Bake It ‘Till You Make It

Bake It ‘Till You Make It

I am on my second sourdough starter and my fifth (5th) attempt at pumpernickel bread. Breadmaking is no joke. I have a whole new level of respect for those who do it and do it well. I decided to start with pumpernickel because it is an unfamiliar bread to me. I have...

My Pathway to Pumpernickel

(Author’s note… these are notes along my journey into baking, please forgive spelling and grammatical errors as I absolutely must get my feelings and frustrations noted and this is the space to do it. It isn’t like anyone is reading this anyway =). I...