So what's the last thing that a busy mother of two, let alone a 9 week old, needs to be doing... baking bread from scratch. I have vivid memories of playing with my grade school friend Phoebe at their huge house in Seattle. We'd come in from playing outside to her mother's freshly baked rustic baguettes. It doesn't take much to imagine myself sitting at her counter with that perfect bread slathered in butter, simple perfection, what could be better. I finally jumped on the bandwagon and ordered a copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I'm sitting here eating piping hot chewy bread and it's wonderful. I can't wait to bring a piece to Chickpea when I pick her up from school. Bread baking is certainly a habit you need to get into but it seems to be worth it.