When I met Latashia, she wasn’t ready to interview. She just came home from Alabama, a place that held not-so-happy memories for her, after visiting a sick grandmother. For the past seven years, Columbia has been her safe haven. Revisiting the physical location of her past shook her present world, and she wasn’t ready to tell her story when I first came to speak to her.
Babywearing was born out of practicality. Mothers needed a way to go about their daily lives while tending to their babies. It has been practiced in many cultures for hundreds of years and remains popular today.
Babywearing is using carriers, wraps or slings to hold the baby close to Mom or Dad while leaving hands free to cook, clean, shop or take care of other children.
Some parents don’t wear their babies because the practice looks intimidating. Babywearing International of Central Missouri is available to help.
With the recent microbrewery mania, beer experts have found ways to incorporate beer with almost anything — even dessert.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Bonnie Watson, Craft Beer Cellar’s director of education and certified cicerone — a sommelier of beers — paired classic desserts with craft beers. Chocolate chip cookies? A malty German doppelbock. Cheesecake? A carbonated sour cherry beer.
Watson said the three primary pairing goals are to complement, enhance or contrast. When tasting, first take a sip of beer. Then take a bite of dessert. Mid-bite, take another sip of beer and let the flavors unfold.
Children grow up in the blink of an eye. With rapid growth spurts, they outgrow clothes in a matter of months. Some local parents have found a budget-friendly way to keep them warm, cozy and well-outfitted. Instead of buying new, moms and dads shop consignment stores and swap shops.
When Aly Friend isn’t posting food photos on Instagram, planning events at the University of Missouri or keeping up with Food Network shows, she’s in the kitchen stirring up something that’s sure to be good and tasty.