Hi! I'm Sara!
Welcome to my blog!

Curious where the name Why rinse chicken? came from? Check out my very first post!

In general, I write about my life: my journey through my 20s and now 30s, my marriage, my family, my somewhat philosophical thoughts that come out of simple questions, and my struggle to forget about what people tell me I need to be happy and to accept myself as I am.

More recently, my posts center around my beautiful daughter, Audrey Ann-Marie, who was born on December 28, 2010. She is the center of my world, my anam cara, so I think it's natural that my posts now seem to focus on her and my journey through motherhood! I do have a goal to start blogging about other things again, but she's just so darn cute, it's easy to come back to her!

Our journey to conceive was not an easy one and I have had many friends struggle with infertility and miscarriage. It has been on my heart to talk more about my experiences so those posts may be coming soon too. Miscarriage is much more common than we talk about as a society, and I think it is important to make this topic less taboo. 

I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. It is both harder and more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. I love photography and I am constantly striving to learn new things and further develop my eye as a photographer. I'm also just learning to sew and love to get crafty, whether it is for my daughter's birthday parties, for a friend's baby shower, or for a gift for my nephew. I breastfed my daughter for 13 1/2 months, and we co-sleep part-time (not because of a deliberate choice we made, but simply because it is what works best for us.)

I write letters to my daughter, Audrey, every month to document her growth and all the cute little things she does. I also write a series called Life Lessons for my Daughter: Tips, advice and little things I've picked up along the way. I hope to teach these things to her by example, but I will also make them into a book to give to her on her 18th birthday.

More simply, writing is my therapy and I use this blog to reflect and record memories. I think that's a pretty good summary! If you want to know more, please read along, ask questions and comment! I appreciate all your comments, and love the interaction and opportunity to learn from your experiences.