Category Archives: Mom

How to Make Your Boys Think You’re Awesome

I never thought my obsession with boots would give me common ground for bonding with my boys. I have lots of boots. It’s shameful. No one needs that many pairs. They’re a guilty pleasure. A boot habit can get expensive, so I have a little agreement with myself. I’m only allowed to buy one newContinue Reading

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Going to the Dogs

Our house and our hearts grew a little fuller a couple of weeks ago when we brought Isabella “Bella” Barkellini home to live with us. Bella’s all legs, sleek and long. It’s hard to believe this big girl is only a nine month old puppy. She adjusted to her new home easily, claiming the yardContinue Reading

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. I love peanut butter cookies. I love oatmeal cookies. So what could be better than┬áPeanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, all three in one? When I made these I told myself I was going to be good and only have one today. I ate four. I just couldn’t help myself.Continue Reading

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If You’re Ugly, Don’t Bother Reading This

If You’re Ugly, Don’t Bother Reading This

After reading a thoughtful and insightful look into the life of a talented, accomplished actress I glanced at the comments left at the bottom of the article. There was a long discussion about how the readers didn’t think she was pretty enough. “She’s ugly.” “I wouldn’t say she’s ugly, but she isn’t classically beautiful.” “PickContinue Reading

An Open Letter to God About This Winter

Dear God, We get it. We really do. You’re good with snow. You’re REALLY good with snow. You’ve painted so many beautiful scenes with it this year. I’ve oohed and aahed over and over, glorying in the wonder of it all. But here’s the thing. It’s getting a little old now. I always wondered howContinue Reading

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My Real Life Weekly Meal Plan. No Quinoa Required.

I would like to tell you for dinner tonight my family dined on fresh, homemade sprouted bread, organic creamed kale and free-range chicken and quinoa casserole made with Amish cheese. For dessert we enjoyed chocolate pots de creme, made with only the finest Belgian chocolate, of course. Except that we didn’t. Not even close. MondayContinue Reading

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