Archive for February 2014

It is Donna Day: Please do not look away

It is Donna Day: Please do not look away
I’m glad you did not look away. This is Donna. I’ve written about Donna before.  Donna is a beautiful four year old who died of cancer.  Her mom and dad live every day without Donna.  They wonder how tall she would be now and how she would interact with her two baby brothers, one who... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Parmesan and Spinach Orzo

Meatless Monday: Parmesan and Spinach Orzo
I have a soft spot for orzo.  The perfection combination of pasta and rice is the centerpiece of one of my favorite summer time salads. According to Wise Geek, “Orzo is the Italian word for “barley.” In Italy, the word can of course refer to the grain itself, but might also describe a beverage made from... Read more »

How do working moms do it?

How do working moms do it?
  This post is brought to you by the Social Butterfly Mom’s weekly series “Validate Thy Neighbor” in which two bloggers choose a topic and write in support of the OPPOSITE of what they practice. Today, Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom, a stay-at-home-Mom, and Lipstick & Lollipops, work-outside-the-home-Mom, explore the potential roles of... Read more »
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Are Olympic Ice Dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis a Couple?

Are Olympic Ice Dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis a Couple?
The world watched as Charlie White and Meryl Davis eloquently skated their way to be the first time United States Gold Medalists in Ice Dancing.  We were attracted to their story because they have been skating together for seventeen years since the age of 10.  During that time their committed mothers have since become best... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Green Curry Cauliflower Tofu Soup

Meatless Monday: Green Curry Cauliflower Tofu Soup
The easiest way for me to eat healthy is to have the proper vegetables and clean ingredients in my home at all times. When I prepare a delicious soup at the beginning of the week, I eat it for lunch and an occasional dinner during the next few days therefore feeling better about my food... Read more »

To my love on Valentine's Day

To my love on Valentine's Day
Dear Love, When you married me ten years ago, I’m sure you didn’t think twice when you confidently vowed, “In sickness and in health.” You didn’t expect to fill my daily pillbox for the week every Sunday. You never thought you would be accompanying me to neurologist appointments where many of the husbands push their... Read more »
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Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins
Strep throat sidelined my regular day.  As quick as the doctor’s words, I canceled dinner plans scheduled in 2013, subbed out my yoga class and missed another yoga intensive that I was looking forward to. It’s a mom’s life and to be honest I kind of needed a day to do nothing.  Well, besides take... Read more »

Everything you need for a low budget and sweet Valentine's Day

Everything you need for a low budget and sweet Valentine's Day
This Friday is Valentine’s Day.  My husband already knows he will be working late that night, but we don’t mind skipping out on the overpriced dinner and half frozen tuna tartare.  Yes, it is important to say “I love you” everyday.  But, it never hurts to be reminded on February 14. Here are some ways... Read more »

Just like Michael Morones, My Son is Bullied

Just like Michael Morones, My Son is Bullied
I can’t get this heartbreaking story by Carrie Goldman out of my head.  An 11 year old boy, Michael Morones, attempted suicide because kids at school made fun of him for liking My Little Pony. My son is bullied.  He is teased for not being good at sports. I’ve talked to his concerned teacher and... Read more »
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The MS Monster is Back

The MS Monster is Back
“No, it can’t happen this weekend.” I told myself as I strolled through the grocery store picking up ingredients for smitten kitchen’s breakfast pizza I was planning to make as a surprise for my husband’s birthday the next day. As I attempted to find a shallot (shouldn’t it be near the onions) my left eye... Read more »
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