Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

In reflection: England with the teen

A few reflections on traveling with the teenager… We are both really glad we did this trip with Symone. She learned a lot – not just about the places and the people we visited, but little things that make life more functional like how to navigate […]

Cost breakdown of 7 days in England for three

A lot of people think travel is expensive and unattainable, so we like to show all the costs around the travel we do and how we get good deals, and which things just cost what they cost.  We purchased plane tickets Seattle to London on Norwegian […]

Exhaustion in London

…and come to find out the antithesis of a cure for exhaustion is a visit to the Boroughs market.  The throngs of squished together, shambling market goers redefined the word ‘throngs’ for me.  Kaety was getting cranky and decided she’d medicate herself into a better state […]

The Tate Museum of Modern Art

After we finished visiting the galleries of the first and second floors of the Tate Modern art museum, Symone paused and asked, “Now what exactly is ‘modern’? Because I really like it!” I had a suspicion that Symone would like the Tate but hadn’t set my […]


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