Goodbye, summer! Now that it’s October, fall has really kicked in. We’ve put our shorts away, gotten the kids in school, started raking leaves and we now see Halloween decorations everywhere. It’s a time of transitions, and fall has a way of teaching us with some beautiful symbols. Bringing it in The harvest time is a reminder that we reap […]
No need to be picky about this Italian chicken My poor, sweet mom. When I was growing up, she tried so hard to please everyone in the kitchen. After my brother had a serious illness as a small child, he got kind of picky with food. But my mom was so glad that he was eating at all that she […]
I may have mentioned on several occasions that I seldom embrace planning dinner ahead of time. I have a poor attitude about it. Between having to juggle the schedules of several kids and having a career that requires me to anticipate and manage a multitude of habitually evolving variables, I feel entitled to not exerting my brain too much over […]
Sometimes, simplicity can be a mother’s greatest relief and ally in the extraordinary of the daily ordinary! The winds of change, or more accurately, the boys have requested more chicken for dinner. The reality is, if they are expressing an actual thought versus a teenage grievance, I am more then elated to accommodate! The magic trick is enshrouding all that […]
I am subject to the same chronic, ordinary rut that every other mom out there faces when it comes time to figure out what is for dinner. I will flip to one of the various cooking channels for possible inspiration and enlightenment, but it typically only distracts me from folding laundry or tackling toilets that are awaiting my attention. I […]
What a blessing it is to have a platform to inform the masses about better nutrition and to air my petty motherhood grievances all in one eloquent exposition. At least I will at least be able to pinpoint the moment that my self-inflicted denial gave way to the stark chapter of teenage-boy starvation and budding flirtation!