Bad Timing?

It was the middle of December when I received an unexpected call from my doctor. He was calling to ask how I was doing after my diagnosis. This seems very thoughtful and all, but I hadn't gotten a diagnosis yet, that news was meant to be delivered by a surgeon at an appointment to come... Continue Reading →

Marriage Lesson in the Kitchen

I love cooking with a Dutch oven, a large ceramic pot that can be used on the stove top or go straight in the oven. It's gets even more use during a cold winter like the one we are experiencing this year. Recently I scorched the bottom of my favorite pot while cooking Bolognese for... Continue Reading →

Greatest Show on Earth


showAll Moms know about the witching hour; the last sixty minutes of the day before Dad gets home and rescues you from Crazyland. For some reason, it is the time of day when the kids are at their absolute worst, more tantrums are thrown and messes made in this short span of time than the whole rest of the day. It’s also when you are trying to get dinner started and transition into the evening hours.

When I was in the middle of this chaos (and it lasted for years) I found something that worked really well to keep us on an even keel. We put on a show. Most every single day. Everybody had to put on a costume or something very beautiful and special. Buzz Lightyear, Spider Man, Pocahontas and many, many of her princess friends came to our shows. The players would then sell tickets, sometimes made…

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