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November 2015

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80+ hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. Back in 2008, to say I lived by this quote is an understatement. November was right around the corner and the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal was daunting.

I PRIDE myself on being able to provide yummy and delicious meals for my family. 

So, as you can imagine, as I typed the title of this blog post, feelings of deep embarrassment flooded my soul. I have created many famous Patterson family traditions around food. One included the first day of school every year. Every single year starting in kindergarten and finishing in their senior year of high school, I would strategically place a homemade batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven 15 minutes before they walked in the door. 

When they got home, we would sit together over warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk and they would tell me all about their first day.

Over the years I developed many more family traditions and with that, I also developed a persona. An alter ego of sorts... I became known as "the tattooed Martha Stewart." 

So rewind back to Thanksgiving 2008. I already felt that I needed to clone myself in order to conquer the amount of work that was on my plate. But Thanksgiving? How the hell was I gonna pull that off?

So I made a decision! 

I had Thanksgiving dinner catered.

There is a first time for everything and this seemed like the...Read more

Placentophagy (from 'placenta' + Greek φαγειν, to eat; also referred to as placentophagia) is the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth.

Human placentophagy is not a new practice. Although, until now, it has not been a very common practice amongst Western Culture. As of recently, this topic has been all over the internet, magazines, and even the news. The attention the media has given to this topic has sparked somewhat of a revival of human placentophagy. 

The popularity in this postpartum trend has been heavily influenced by Hollywood celebrities who consumed their placentas. 

Below is a list of celebrity moms who bit the bullet (and by that we mean, swallowed the encapsulated, placenta-filled bullet) and consumed their own placentas.

Kourtney Kardashian

On a 2013 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney and sister Kim prank their family into eating a placenta for Sunday dinner. Since this episode aired, the mother of three has been very open about consuming her placentas. On January 10th, Kourtney posted this picture of her encapsulated placenta on instagram.

“Yummy…PLACENTA pills! No joke…I...Read more