08.01.2017

Who am I outside of Mom?

August 1, 2017  Finding myself again. I feel as if the universe is trying to tell me something. Am I supposed to be a mom right now? Am I supposed to put my dreams, my goals and my ambitions on hold, maybe? Raising a child is not for the weak, the sacrifice is one of the largest you will ever make. Through the many therapy […]

07.24.2017

Setting Goals, Second Trimester.

Day 4 pregnant and unemployed New series: My first year of motherhood. The trials, tears, love, and joy. It all started a year ago. It is personal, it is raw, and it is scary to share. Here are my journal entries, it has been a hard year, I am finally ready to share. I will be sharing my story in a series starting from last […]

07.20.2017

Focusing on the Next Five Minutes

New series: My first year of motherhood. The trials, tears, love, and joy. It all started a year ago. It is personal, it is raw, and it is scary to share. Here are my personal journal entries, it has been a hard year, I am finally ready to share. I will be sharing my story in a series starting from last year to now. Day […]

07.20.2017

“Can I get out of Bed?”

New series: My first year of motherhood. The trials, tears, love, and joy. Day 2 Unemployed and Pregnant Jan.8. 2016 I woke up to the buzz of my phone and the rustling of Archer (my dog) attempting to snuggle with me.  I looked down at my phone and my emotions came surging back. It was a former student who I had worked with for a […]

07.17.2017

What do I do now?

New series: My first year of motherhood. The trials, tears, love, and joy. It all started a year ago. It is personal, it is raw, and it is scary to share. Here are my personal journal entries, it has been a hard year, I am finally ready to share. I will be sharing my story in a series starting from last year to now. Day […]

Nisa nursing Eleanor

11.15.2016

My Breastfeeding Story: Overcoming Latch Issues, Supply Issues + More

Breastfeeding was never even questioned when I was pregnant. I had the mentality that I would try my best and give it my all. Through the bloody, cracked nipples, the latching issues, the tears, exhaustion, and the overwhelming trial and error, we came out on the other side.

nisa cochran and eleanor

09.21.2016

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Soon

Hello all, I am taking an absence from Kitchenability for a while to focus on my family. The past few years have been so memorable, and have come with tears, joy, love, and so many experiences. I have met so many wonderful people over the past few years that have helped create Kitchenability, and what it came to be. I didn’t want to write this, […]

09.05.2016

23 Labor Day Recipes: Burgers, Dips, Sides & More

It’s unreal that the official end of summer is almost here — Labor Day! For the holiday, I decided to round up and repost a lot of my Fourth of July recipes content, since it’s all geared toward grilling, and that’s what many of us will be doing this coming weekend! In addition, I wanted to share my step mom’s Bacon Cheese Dip recipe with […]

09.02.2016

Quick Snacks: Cream Cheese Dip for Apples

With school back in session and fall quickly approaching, I’ve been in an apple-snacking mood. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is to slice them up and dip them into this sweet and tangy cream cheese dip—a recipe my husband’s mom used to make and serve quite often when he was growing up. It’s a quick and hearty snack that you can make in […]

08.31.2016

College Snacks: “Nutty Mix” Trail Mix Recipe

Did you know today is National Trail Mix Day? I love to assemble different varieties of trail mix for easy and healthy grab-and-go snacks. I buy different nuts and treats and create different mixes to keep things interesting. One of my favorite mixes, which you can find in Kitchenability 101: The College Student’s Guide to Easy, Healthy and Delicious Food, has been dubbed “Nutty Mix.” […]

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