Author Archive for Mrs. Broccoli


10 storybooks for the budding nature enthusiast

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” —David Sobel, author of Beyond Ecophobia, Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education We live in the city, but we are always looking for ways to encourage curiosity, appreciation and […]


8 beautiful and unique vegetarian dinners for picky eaters

I have been a vegetarian for 14 years (hence Mrs. Broccoli). I love to eat fresh, colorful, nutritious, delicious food. My husband, on the other hand, is a picky eater. He has an aversion to textures. For the most part, he prefers simple meals without food mixed together. The only vegetable he will eat is […]

First moments with Edwin post c-section

Two c-sections and a “go with the flow” attitude

I have been commuting to my current job for 10 years. Driving back and forth. Listening to the same songs play over and over on the radio. Then last year, I discovered podcasts during all of the hubbub over the true crime story, Serial. And I was hooked. Just like that — a reason to […]

Leo at 3 months

My 4-year-old’s pacifiers

I went through the typical stages in the days after Leo was born. Something along the lines of: Joy. Maybe we can forgo a pacifier. Exhaustion. Give that baby a pacifier. Give him ALL THE PACIFIERS. And we did. We surrounded our fussy baby with handfuls of pacifiers (or pacis, as we call them). It […]

Photo by Jen Meneghin Photography

Introducing Mrs. Broccoli!

Hello! I’m so happy to begin blogging along with this supportive community. My parenting, thus far, has leaned heavily on bleary-eyed 2:00 a.m. Google sessions — sometimes helpful and other times just muddling. But I have also been a reader of Hellobee since I was pregnant with my first baby, and I love having this […]

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