Why must our eating habits be labeled?

Why must our eating habits be labeled?
Recently I was invited to an event and asked to label my eating habits.  I appreciate hosts wanting to have appropriate food available for all guests, but I wasn’t sure how to answer the question. I’m not vegan vegetarian paleo pesacatarian gluten free dairy free nut free nightshade free soy free low carb only organic... Read more »

I miss my husband

I miss my husband
This post is part of ChicagoNow’s Blogapolozza Hour. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge:  “Write about a person, place or thing that you miss.”  *   *   * That’s easy.  I miss my husband.  I’ve touched on this life transition... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Indian as Apple Pie's Tikka Masala

I adore Indian food.  I would eat it much more often if I was able to properly cook it. In the past I’ve spent hours in grocery stores on Devon looking for proper spices and hours in the kitchen, never satisfied with the end result. Then I met Anupy Singla. Her cookbooks are approachable and... Read more »
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My Ten Favorite Links of the Week

My Ten Favorite Links of the Week
Happy Friday!  I’m really looking forward to my husband coming home this weekend and secretly happy we have little planned.  I have two goals for the weekend: 1. Teach my girl to ride without training wheels 2. Finally finish Season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I wanted to share ten of my favorite... Read more »

The book I am reading that I cannot put down

The book I am reading that I cannot put down
A couple weeks ago my Mom texted me. “I read a good book over the weekend; Me Before You.” “I’ll look for it.” I responded “Just a suggestion since you may have free time with hubby traveling.”  Yes, my Mom said “hubby.” Moms are always right.  A few days later, I didn’t know what to... Read more »

Healthy Snack Idea: Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas

Healthy Snack Idea: Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas
I have a bad habit of snacking after a long day. Therefore I am on a hunt for healthy snack options that I don’t have to feel guilty about gobbling up in front of the television. These Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas might change your life.  They are sweet, but salty, crunchy yet light.  Best of all... Read more »
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Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease

Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease
I’m a part of a lovely, sometimes terrifying and supportive group called Just a Mommy with MS.  Although, most of us have never met in real life, we support each other better than some of our closest friends.  We understand the embarrassment, constant stress and guilt as a mom with multiple sclerosis. I was shocked... Read more »

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town
My husband’s job has required him to travel very frequently lately.  The change has caused a major shift for both of us.  This new path is an awesome opportunity, but also long hard work hours, solo parenting and only being able to watch Orange is the New Black together on the weekends instead of every... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad
My kids are my biggest food critics.  When they compliment my dinner, especially a salad, I consider it a major success. This is the first salad that both of them have loved and asked for more. You can make your own pesto pretty easily, especially if you are growing basil.  Otherwise, feel free to buy... Read more »
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Do you want to be touched during yoga class?

Do you want to be touched during yoga class?
A new yoga student came up to me after his first class glowing.  He told me how much he enjoyed class and then asked me a question I’ve been thinking about a lot. “When do you begin to adjust and correct me?” I explained to him that generally I like to get to know my... Read more »
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