Posts filed under: Conversation Starters

The Hardest Parts About Cooking According to Moms on Facebook

A few months ago I posted the question, "What do you find the hardest about cooking?" in a mommy recipe Facebook group I'm a member of. I received over 200 responses and being the data nerd I am, found the results fascinating. I'm not sure why I expected technical cooking... Read More

Why I Love Misfits Market More Than Ever in 2022

Today I realized I've been a Misfits Market customer for over three years. THREE YEARS. That's longer than I've ever worked at any one job. Or the length of time I spent in college. Or the time it took my husband to propose from when we started dating. Needless to... Read More

Would the World Be a Better Place If More People Baked Bread?

Nearly ten years ago, researchers from the University of Southern Brittany published a study in the Journal of Social Psychology that found the aroma of fresh baked bread made people nicer to strangers. In the study participants stood outside either a bakery or a clothing store and when passerby approached,... Read More

Why Do We Eat Cake on Our Birthdays? Why Not Something Better Like Brownies?

I don’t like cake. I don’t like cake so much I requested a brownie tower for my birthday last year instead. (Which my lovely Aunt Carol delivered on, candles and all, because she’s awesome like that.) Who said we have to have cake on our birthdays anyway? Is there a... Read More