Who are you really baking for?


Nothing says December like lights and baking. Or is this some smokescreen of a plan to eat cookie dough?

Baking for the neighbors. That’s what I told myself anyway. It was like a public service. They were new and how could they possibly feel welcomed to the neighborhood without my famous chocolate chip cookies? Simply said, they couldn’t.

This was old thinking. I see that now. But as the holidays round the bend for the 3rd round since I decided to live a healthier lifestyle, I find old patterns easily creep in on the backs of such things as chocolate chip cookies. And these little gems that just walked through the door…


…Literally, just now as I was typing this. A sleepover friend for my son and a plate of turtle brownies. Two-fer. Happy first day of Hanukkah! It’s just what we do as a culture to say Happy Holidays, isn’t it?

We might not have complete control over daily sugar visitations that come our way, but what we do have control over is this: the realization that the neighbors DO NOT need to be greeted with a red plate of flour and sugar to feel welcomed to the neighborhood. A plant would be just fine.

And a plant, come to think of it, would be WAY better for me because I would not be tempted to eat the leaves.

Happy December!

About @jamieweil

Parent, teacher, writer, filmmaker, youth mental health advocate. Passionate about having new conversations surrounding youth mental/brain illness and suicide awareness. Author of YA novel, First Break, released Wednesday, October 10, 2018, World Mental Health Day. Available on Amazon, Kindle, and available for request through your local bookstore. New YA Novel, Intuition, to be released Summer 2019 (www.jamieweil.net). Concurrently producing the groundbreaking docuseries A Crazy Thought, a sharing of hope and help from the voice of a parent and teacher (www.acrazythought.com). Working with award-winning female filmmakers to bring about a new conversation in youth mental health.
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