Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a wife, a mother, a nurse anesthetist and someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen!

Almost nine years ago, I married my high school sweetheart, Barrett. As we settled into married life I really enjoyed getting in the kitchen and cooking meals that reminded me of home. My Mom’s love language was food. She always loved to cook for the people that she loved. Some of my happiest memories growing up were in the kitchen with my Mom, Dad and brothers. It was not about the food, it was about being together. Sharing memories, laughter and love. I realized just how important that was to me and how much I wanted that to be layered in the foundation of our marriage and future family.

But wow, talk about something that no one talks about…it’s basically a full time job planning meals, grocery shopping and cooking for a family! Cooking was a refuge for me throughout my years working in the Pediatric ICU and then throughout my anesthesia training. During Covid I perfected a margarita! But when we had our first daughter, Camille, I was working insane hours in a healthcare system that was stretched incredibly thin. I was often home so late from work I only had 15 minutes or so to cook dinner and thus my cooking routine changed.

I had to adapt for time and for foods I could feed myself, my husband and a toddler (now two). One thing I found was that there were so many amazing recipes out there but sifting through them to see if it was something I could actually cook after work took a lot of effort! This summer I started sharing those sifted through recipes on instagram. It has been such a fun outlet for me and is how I met Carly!

There are SO many aspects of parenthood and parenting that are hard. Being a parent, wanting to be a parent, providing for a family, feeding a family, being there emotionally, physically spiritually…the list is endless! But if there is one thing that I have learned from Carly and from so many others, talking about it, crowdsourcing ideas and being kind is a recipe that we can all get behind 🙂

Follow along with Sarah on Instagram as she helps all of us get dinner on the table for our families.