About Carolyn Ossorio
Carolyn Ossorio writes about “Cookin’ and Trippin’” around the Pacific Northwest with her four kids in her bi-weekly column for the Renton Reporter. She regularly blogs for the Huffington Post and is producing/hosting a cooking-with-kids web series at the incredible IKEA kitchen where she invites local chefs, entrepreneurs and just plain interesting people with great, kid-friendly recipes to share.
Carolyn is at work writing a “cooking with kids” cookbook that features recipes contributed by celebrity chefs such as Tom Douglas and Mario Batali. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local food bank.
Carolyn calls herself pippimamma because as a skinny little kid with a face full of freckles, Pippi Longstocking’s confident smirk, and fiery-red hair wound so tight it sticks out sideways made an impression. Pippi was unconventional and assertive. But most of all Pippi was proof that it was okay to be different.
In Carolyn’s daily life of motherhood she calls upon what she calls her “Pippi-like” confidence. That being unconventional is okay and if she believes in something, she’ll never take no for an answer…She’ll think of something, like Pippi mopping the floor wearing bristles on her boots.