Month: April 2012

Don't Panic Cookbook

A Tasty Tropical Treat on a Cold Spring Day

Recently I received a cookbook in the mail for review. A cookbook? Hmmm. Cookbooks make me skeptical these days. Perhaps because I’ve laid down money for plenty of them and either ended up not loving the recipes or found them too complicated for daily life with small kids. Maybe it’s just that I want a…

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Persisting….With Flexibility

Hi there friends. I’ve been a bad blogger lately. Want to know why? Hmmmm…let’s see what kind of excuse I can come up with and then see if you’ll believe it. Here it is…The dog ate my homework. Pretty lame, huh? No dog here anyways…just kids…and they eat a LOT…including, it seems,  the time I…

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Pursuing Your Passions in the Midst of…the Mess

  (This is a guest post I wrote for Cathi Brese Doebler’s blog last week. I’m reposting here in case you missed it there. Pursuing the things that you are passionate about in the midst of parenthood is not an easy venture, but it’s one that I hope is worth it when all is said…

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The “Big” Stuff: Tiaras, Parties and Princesses

The birthday girl (left), my little princess (center) and “Tangled”! One of the things I love most about being a mom are the constant reminders about what life was like as a child: The enthusiasm, the unfettered faith, the curiosity, the ability to let things simply be magical…no questions asked. While it certainly is important…