Realistic New Year Goals

Realistic New Year Goals
Every year we cause ourselves an abundance of anxiety and shame in setting “resolutions”. Here’s the thing, it’s a new year, but I’m in my 30’s, you’re not getting a new me. Take me or leave me, it doesn’t matter. This year I’m still my fabulous hot mess self. So here’s my list of realistic goals for 2019... Continue reading

Nat’s Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Nat’s Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Craving Loaded Baked Potato Soup but not all of the calories? This recipe is naturally wheat free, and can easily be made to be vegetarian and even vegan! There is no need for a roux with bleached flour because the natural starches in potatoes help thicken the stock, and blending cooked potatoes helps create a thick and creamy base. Continue reading

Why My Toddler Is Whining

Why My Toddler Is Whining
“Mommy. No! That’s teddy’s blanket,” she whines to me. The blanket she is referring to is a striped burp cloth draped over my shoulder, which was indeed Teddy’s blanket last night. “It’s okay honey, Teddy said I could borrow it.” I have to tread lightly with this one because, Teddy is territorial of his belongings. “Noooooooo!” She wails, as the tears start streaming down her face. Continue reading

Cranberry Brie Appetizer

Cranberry Brie Appetizer
Good food and the holidays are synonymous. Sure, we celebrate with family, gather together to share gifts and memories, but the one thing that is always constant: are the delicious family recipes.. So, I'd like to share my favorite holiday appetizer, which is simple to make and a total crowd pleaser. Continue reading

Reflections of a Conflicted Step-Grandparent

Reflections of a Conflicted Step-Grandparent
It’s mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, and I am chilling in my bedroom, reading a Sue Grafton murder mystery. The double bedroom doors are wide open and a little voice just piped, "Hi, Miss Kim," at the doorway as my seven-year-old bonus granddaughter headed to her new room at my house to get something. Continue reading

Our Journey

Our Journey
Our Journey began with a brief message about simple interests. This quickly blossomed into curiosity and friendship. Friendship doesn’t usually come easy between a man and a woman, but for us it was simple.  We exchanged pleasantries, while learning more about each other, our likes, dislikes, hobbies, and fascinations. We learned quickly on that... Continue reading