A Love Letter to my Son…

A Love Letter to my Son…

I realized today that when I punish my children, I do a good job stating the “why,” the “what” and “how things can be done differently next time.” But, what I rarely do, is explain how I feel about their behavior. Therefore, today, I decided to write a love letter to...
Christmas Sequin Ornaments

Christmas Sequin Ornaments

This weekend I was in manic mommy mode.  Manic mommy gets super excited about the Holidays and loves messy, time consuming crafts. Manic mommy does crazy things with her children that no one has time for. I used to be one of those young moms that spreads out...
Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

This recipe was modified from the Beach Body 21 Day Ultimate Reset . I promise, the salad is more delicious than it may sound; and if you’ve never cooked with quinoa (a great source of protein), this recipe is a perfect place to start experimenting. First, I...
French Green Beans

French Green Beans

Sometimes it’s the simple difference that makes something special. Recently I blogged on my new love affair with broccoli florets and my favorite way to cook them. It’s strange but I just like the florets so much more than regular broccoli. I feel the same...
Cancer: The Lurker

Cancer: The Lurker

I have very little experience with cancer. And I thank the good lord for that. My experiences are from a distance, as an observer. Last year I lost a close friend to cancer. But his diagnosis came almost immediately after we had moved across the country and I saw him...