Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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labor cookies

labor cookies

Labor cookies to induce labor @ohbotherblog As it is 6am on the second day of my 39th week of pregnancy (and also St. Patrick's Day - aw, what a cool birth day, right? RIGHT?!) and I am wide awake standing in my kitchen, it's obvious that Baby Gatsby has not yet arrived.

I've been up since about 3am. Around 5am, I made my way downstairs to sit on my bouncy ball and Google "ways to start labor" and came across this recipe for Labor Cookies. I'm clearly not sleeping any time soon... so why the hell not?

[yumprint-recipe id='4']I cut the recipe in half because I figured a dozen should do me.

Also, let's be real: I jerry-rigged the hell out of this because I have no cloves, cayenne pepper or molasses, haha. Apparently the ginger is key so I threw in a ton of that, used chili powder (because who doesn't want oregano and garlic flavor in their cookie?) and substituted honey and extra brown sugar for the molasses.

Whatever. Beggars can't be choosers.

on still being pregnant aka things that don't work to induce labor

on still being pregnant aka things that don't work to induce labor

what's in the hospital bag?

what's in the hospital bag?