The 5 Question Game

October 24, 2013

I have five grab bag questions for you today!

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Thinking about doing a fun Q+A post. Any questions you want to ask me? Silly, personal, health related, hypothetical, etc?


Do you ever eat seconds or is that always off-limits?

That depends on how big my first portion is. I definitely “allow” myself to eat seconds, but most of the time there aren’t any to have. Matt and I tend to cook for two, so there usually isn’t much extra to go back for. Sometimes when we do have extra we package it up to have as leftovers before there is a chance to go back. When food is served family style at the table somewhere, it’s very tempting to go back for more. This is why we usually serve buffet style in our families. I rarely have seconds on breakfast or lunch.


If you weren’t an RD, what else would you be (career-wise)?

I have always loved houses. I would love to be a real estate agent and help people buy and sell. I am a House Hunters aficionado and stalk the market here in Charlottesville almost daily. I don’t think I have the natural talent to be an interior decorator, but the before and afters would be lots of fun. Maybe I could be a professional organizer! I’d have to convince people that you have to spend money on storage containers,w which aren’t cheap. All of those are careers I could see myself doing while raising my children too. Who knows -  maybe I’ll start a new career later in life.

Are you planning #2?

I’m assuming this questions is referring to another baby Winking smile We are planning to have another baby, but probably not for a few years. My sister and I are three years apart and Matt and Andrew are four. We both liked the age gap with our siblings. Plus, I just really want to be able to have a conversation with Mazen before I dive into newbornhood again:

“Mazen, can you please hand mommy her water bottle while I feed your little brother?” –Me

“Yes mother dear, here is your water.” –Mazen

I kid. But you know what I mean. I think it would be nice for Mazen to be old enough to go to preschool a few days a week too. My friends who have two kids under 2 – ay yi yi!!! They are super moms, I tell ya.

Do you miss doing RD work?

I do. I miss being up to speed on all things nutrition. While I was in school I was always immersed in some kind of research, and now there’s just not much time to read. I enjoy learning about the body and how it interacts with food. I loved working with clients, which I did for a summer, and wonder if I might get back into that someday. My dream while I was in school was to own a private practice, and that might come into play when my kids are older – although let’s be honest, it might not be until they go off to college! It really depends on what I’m doing with this here ole blog and the bakery in the years to come.

If you had to change your hair style, what would you do?

Maybe a perm of some sort – I used to curl my hair every day in high school and college. I prefer it curled to straight, although I think that was also the trend those days. But I’m going to say no to permanent curls because remember what Woman’s World did with my hair!? Whoa!


So instead I’ll say go brunette. I’ve always wanted to but I’m way too chicken.

That was fun! If you have more fun questions, let’s keep playing! They can be nutrition related too, although I’ll probably do a mix of topics any time I do this.

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1 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh October 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

“Are you planning #2” made me laugh hysterically when I read your answer.

I think your hair looks GORGEOUS in that photo! Never seen it with curl to it. You could always braid it before bed and get that beach wave going on. It lasts for a few days even with light hair washings if you let it dry naturally.


2 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

Great post — fun tidbits of information!


3 Jackie October 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

Love this idea! It’s so fun learning more about other bloggers!


4 Lauren Paradis October 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

I agree Jackie!!


5 Ashley October 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

Wow, I love your hair in that photo! I think you would look great as a brunette too. The good thing about hair is that it always grows out so it’s easy to experiment with.

I will ask: how do you balance chores (like vacuuming and laundry and cleaning) with Mazen now that he’s older? It is something I struggle with in my own life and you always seem to have it together, so I’d love to get some insights. Clean every day, clean once a week?


6 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner October 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

What a fun post! I love the picture of you and Matt at the bottom. You hair looks cute curly! (Although it does look a little Woman’s World-y.


7 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite October 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

You are so cute- I actually love your hair curled in that picture!


8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

Oh my gosh, you look so different with curly hair! I have naturally curly hair but from about sophomore year of High School to Junior year of college I straightened it almost every single chance I could get! Senior year I realized I loved my hair naturally curly, and it took WAY less time to get ready!


9 Karen October 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

I cracked up at Mazen’s hypothetical response to your hypothetical request for water…hysterical!

I remember that photo from Women’s World like it was yesterday…time flies!

Speaking of time flying, I know a couple of gals celebrating their birthdays this weekend…yes, that would be you and I! Whee for weekend birthdays, huh? Wishing you a spectacular one, Kath!


10 KathEats October 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

You too Karen!!


11 ciely October 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

Wow…I think you could take that “hairdo” to an audition for MAD MEN
They’d hire you on the spot…maybe as Don & Megans nutritionist?
Isn’t it fun to see how you’d look in another era. Definitetely early 60’s


12 Audrey October 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

Not sure if you’ve ever addressed this question–BUT, I’m now pregnant and your week by week updates when you were pregnant are OH so helpful. So, my question is, would you go through natural childbirth again? On a scale of 1 to 10, how terrible was it? I’m considering natural but I am very scared of the labor. I guess that’s 2 questions. 😉


13 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

I love this! I too love looking at houses! I love seeing potential in older homes too. I hate seeing homes sit empty. I think it would be fun to buy homes and fix them up.


14 lynn @ the actor's diet October 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

I want to get you on the podcast sometime, Kath! We could have a little Skype session…


15 Livi October 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

love this! and I feel you on the seconds! If I serve myself once, I’m usually perfectly full buttt if the food is just on the table staring at me… it often leads to second helpings when I don’t reallllllllly need them!


16 Lauren October 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

Since you are a Charlottesville real estate stalker, where would you say is the best place to buy a house with some acreage (at least 2 acres) in the Charlottesville area. My husband and I are Marylanders and are considering some options for a move. Want to be near enough to be able commute for good jobs (mabye Richmond or Fredericksburg). Do you know how bad the commute to Richmond is? Any suggestions?


17 KathEats October 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I tend to stick close to downtown, but if you want to be on the Richmond side of town the Keswick area is really nice. Gorgeous countryside. And the commute isn’t bad at all – at least until you get close to Richmond


18 CM October 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Louisa is a nice area that’s really growing. Halfway between Cville and Richmond!


19 Matt October 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

Question: Do you want me to bring home High Five or Dakota today?


20 KathEats October 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Haha High Five please! Choogie says daaaa da!


21 Lauren Paradis October 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

This was cute!!


22 Elena October 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

Question that I would love to have an RD’s response to:
What do you make of the Paleo diet and their ban on grains?


23 Janelle October 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Yes. If you did have some time for a little research, I’m really curious about the science behind this as well.


24 Lauren Paradis October 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

Is Matt the oldest of him and Andrew?

I know you are the oldest of you and your sister correct?

I agree with spacing out children! My brother and I are six years apart and I love it!!! :)


25 KathEats October 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

Yes Matt and I are both the oldest


26 julie October 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

you should just dye it…do it a little at a time first. it’s just hair anyway, it will grow back or you can change it back! be adventurous!


27 [email protected] October 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I think you would look great darker! Maybe not a solid brunette but some low lights would look nice for winter. I’d like to ask a question but I feel like I’ve been reading so long there is nothing left to ask haha


28 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run October 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

fun post. always nice to switch things up!


29 Brittany @ The Fit Phoenician October 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I like your hair brunette, but I love it blonde!! Cute :)


30 May October 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I can attest to your kids age gap plans. My son was almost 3 when baby #2 was born (he’s one month old) and it’s been so great. My older one loves him, does actually help me (diaper changes, gets my phone and water bottle), and goes to pre-school 2 mornings a week. I would recommend it!! :)


31 Jennifer October 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I agree. Mine are three years apart and it was great! My oldest would throw diapers away, do cute dance moves to entertain the baby when he was fussy. He was also potty trained so we didn’t have two in diapers! He also understood that a baby was coming which really helped with the adjustment I think.


32 mary @ minutes per mile October 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

i really enjoyed this post! a nice fun change up. keep it comin kath!


33 Tracy October 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I loved this post!!

I would totally hire you as an organizer and gladly buy whatever you suggested!

I’m NOT implying I’m a supermom…far from it…but when my twins were born my older 2 boys were 3.5yrs and 19 months old. 4 under 4! What were we thinking?? I do love having them close in age. All 4 are in high school now, but in 4 yrs we’ll have 4 in college. OUCH!! (financially) I can see both sides to kid spacing.

And yes, as the mom of the above mentioned 4 high schoolers, you might have to wait until they’re in college to start a business!

And lastly, I LOVE your straight hair!


34 Sue B. October 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

OMG!! I just posted below before I read you post!! LOL! I had 4 kids in 4 and 1/2 years!! Twins also doubled our family!! I have to admit…I LOVE the busy craziness that is always going on at our house!!


35 Elle October 26, 2013 at 6:44 am

Four in college at the same time will probably help the younger two or three get more financial aid. 😉


36 Julie Rosene October 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

This is fun. I think you look great with straight or curly hair, but in that picture you look older than you do now. I think going brunette would be an interesting change. Hard to picture, but you can pull it off with your beautiful skin tone.


37 [email protected] October 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Brilliant questions!! I was going to ask about number 2 but thought it was pushing it a little :)


38 Chelsea @ TableForOne October 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I loved your answer for RD work. As a student, i am still not sure where my career will be headed. I love being able to live my passion out everyday and that the field I am going into is so versatile and I have so many options!


39 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves October 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Love this! My mom actually took me to get a perm when I was 7 years old! Why? I have no idea. But now my natural hair is back to being super straight, which I like.
My question for you: How would you describe your clothing style (what are you favorite things to wear)? :)


40 Melissa October 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Such a fun post! Loved learning a little bit more about you.

Does your GH make gluten free bread? I noticed our store here in St Cloud MN does. Most of the GF bread i’ve tried is horrible. Wondering how it tastes if you’ve tried it.


41 KathEats October 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

We don’t because we grind wheat daily but great Harvest Charlotte is closed two days and makes it and it’s actually quite good!


42 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac October 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This was fun!!! My brother and I are four years apart, which is nice now, but I was always really jealous of my friends who had a sibling in school or ones who seemed to be so close in age that they were best friends. My parents had my brother and I four years apart so they wouldn’t have to deal with two college tuitions at once! Smart cookies, I tell ya :)!


43 Elisabeth October 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Love this post! You should def put grab bag questions on a regular posting routine 😉


44 joelle (on a pink typewriter) October 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Love this post! I always think these are the most fun types of posts bloggers do. I’m considering making a career change, but going back to school is hard to commit too….


45 Jeanie October 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I think your hair looks great in that picture! Very classy.


46 Chantal October 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I find it so funny that everyone always wants the opposite of what their hair naturally does – I love your straight hair, probably because mine never stays that way!


47 Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream October 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Love posts like this! But don’t laugh – my older one was (still is!) my “special helper” when my 2nd was born! He brought me diapers or threw things in the garbage…he loved it – and so did I!! :)
-Sammy @


48 Renee October 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Wow Wowzie Kath this is a beautiful picture of you two. I also am a house hunters fanatic, James hates it because HGTV is always on. I think you would look great as a light brunette. Having space between siblings is great, they fight less, and it is easier because they can most certainly be a great big help too.

How in the world do you manage to just cook for 2 I need secrets. I cant seem to figure this out


49 Karen October 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

What are your thoughts on vaccinations for babies/children? Forgive me if you’ve addressed this before, I am a new reader.


50 Angela October 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I’m so impressed you can cook easily for two without having a lot left over. That is definitely something I struggle with.

Love the curly hair!


51 Sue B. October 25, 2013 at 6:32 am

I had 4 kids in four and a half years, so good idea waiting a bit to have that second one!! Our first two boys are almost 3 years apart but those twins (girl and boy) that doubled our family came 20 months after our second son!! But I tell ya, I sure do miss those years….although (hard to believe) I am busier now with 1 in college and 3 in high school!!

p.s. My favorite downtime is sipping on some nice hot tea (or glass of wine!) and watching a DVR’d episode of House Hunters!!

p.p.s. Happy Birthday Weekend!!


52 Alex @ Kenzie Life October 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

I’m a brunette and have always wanted to try going blonde, but only one person has ever thought that was a good idea :) I think it’s easier for blondes to go brunette and I often think they look great (as I think you would!) but it’s harder the other way around!


53 Jen D. October 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

I agree with waiting a few years for #2! My brother and I are four years apart. I enjoyed those four years of being an only child, haha. Most of my friends had their second within 2 years of the first…I don’t know how they do it!

I have a question for a future Q&A post…but it may be too personal so I understand if you don’t answer it. I also may have missed you answering this before. Is Matt suffering from health issues? I can see a marked decline in his health from old pictures (like the last one in this post) to current pictures. I ask because it reminds me of my cousin who went through a similar transformation before finally discovering he had both a thyroid issue and a serious gluten intolerance. He is much better now!


54 KathEats October 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

Nope he’s totally fine. I think he looks the same as ever in person. He shaves less now! Maybe he’s just aging.


55 Matt October 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

This blog was started after Kath and I both lost about 30 pounds after college and I’ve been about the same weight ever since – the baker’s lifestyle and general aging seem to have tightened my face and increased my stomach! That pic above is from like 2007 – don’t you think we look like children!?


56 Leslie October 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

Wouldn’t it be terrible if you did have a gluten intolerance with the job you have? I’ve always thought you look great Matt, but wondered how you stay so thin?


57 Elle October 26, 2013 at 6:51 am

I actually thought this as well. Matt looks very tired in a lot of your photos, which, I imagine with working baker’s hours, he probably is. I worked graveyard shift for a few years when my kids were very young, and I felt (and probably looked) ten years older.

PS… happy birthday Kath!


58 KathEats October 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

He doesn’t go in at 3:30 most days – he’s doing fine!


59 Mary Anne October 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

This is just so so so rude. It’s called aging!!


60 Christena October 28, 2013 at 7:19 am

Agree with Mary Anne. Actually, I think Matt is hot and looks better now than ever. Same for Kath. You guys are aging beautifully!


61 Tonya October 29, 2013 at 10:10 am


I just…..I can’t even…

I may have to stop reading the comments section on blogs.

Kath, Matt…People tend to consider me a strong person. I’m also known to be very quick with a word or two ESPECIALLY when I feel like I have to defend myself. However, I am learning from your constant examples a different type of strength; one more appealing to me as I inch along in my 30’s and crave maturity in all areas. It’s the ability to hold back and always respond with grace and peaceful words. Thanks for the lesson.


62 Jamey October 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I loved this post! Where can we ask/send questions for future posts?


63 KathEats October 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

Email me? Or ask here!


64 Maria October 26, 2013 at 1:53 am

Them curls really suit you, Kath :)


65 Nicole October 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Describe your ideal “Last Meal”.
If you were put in prison, what would be the crime?
(okay, I’m sounding very gory! hahaha!)
What’s your favorite sport to watch (live)? Favorite sport to play?
Wishing you a (very) belated Happy Birthday!!


66 Kelly October 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I would like to know…What type of music do you/Matt like? Who is your favorite musician/artist? Do you let Mazen watch t.v.? If so, what’s his favorite show? During your dietetic internship, what was your favorite rotation? Also, Matt’s hot, and seems like an awesome husband :)


67 Mas Okeh December 7, 2013 at 1:51 am

love your posting.. I want to eat your food and I want to have a hair like you 😀


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