Baking bread and perfect life

My son was invited to a birthday party last week and I had a great conversation with other moms about our school district, about meds, about how we manage stress, and about lots of other things. It was very helpful for my emotional and mental well being to find out they are dealing with similar issues I am.

We were also talking about  blogs and blogging and I mentioned I this blog but said I haven’t written anything in ages. I was saying I don’t have the time, but then, it doesn’t really take that much time to write short posts, which is what blog post should be (short). And as the teacher in a “Writing and Editing for the Web” class I checked out (but didn’t take) was saying — you have to give yourself five to ten minutes to write it. Edit it once. And post it. You can’t agonize over everything you write. You have to learn how to write fast.

How does that relate to baking bread and perfect life? One of the moms apparently reads a blog written by a mom who has four kids and, if you believe the blog, she’s perfect and her life is perfect. (I’m afraid I do not remember the title of the blog.) The mom I spoke to sneeringly said that the blogger mom even “bakes bread every day.”

I found that interesting… If baking bread every day would make your life perfect, I should already have a perfect life. I do bake bread every day, but our life is … what it is. I only bake our own bread because organic bread without preservatives is expensive, and I don’t want to feed kids the “normal” bread full of stuff other than what should go in a bread — milk or water, flour, some sugar or honey, oil or butter, and yeast. By the way, my “bread bible” is Bread Machine Magic, Revised Edition: 138 Exciting Recipes Created Especially for Use in All Types of Bread Machines.

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