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Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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The June Cleaver Series Part 2

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I wanted to see if, with the help of already-made pie dough and canned berries, I could bake a proper pie. How could I screw that up, right? I bought the dough, watched a video and took a gander at pie tips on the Pillsbury site about four times and enlisted Serge to record me baking a pie. The plan? Make a pie in one take during the usual mom vs. kids conditions in our kitchen. No editing, no do-overs. So we did just that.
This time I embody the living, breathing opposite of June Cleaver. Tired, no make-up, holding a screaming baby while baking pie. Yes, I said pie. Wanna see how it turned out? Check out the video. It's what I'm babbling about.