Dream Big

You can still be an excellent mother and fulfill your dreams. Ironically by fulfilling your dreams you’re teaching your children how to fulfill their’s. It’s a much better life lesson than teaching them that they have to give up their dreams.

How not to grow old.

The only thing that makes you old is your inability to push forward. Sure there are sometimes physical limitations, but over all you can be in control of your aging. My mother has been disabled since before I was born. As a child she had remained on bed rest for a couple of years and…

Teach Your Kids Peace

Teach your kids peace. It is the beauty of life. If your kids see you emotional, anxious, frantic, or angry they will begin to replicate that behavior. The best thing you can do for your children’s emotional stability is to teach them that they’re safe and they are at peace.

Who will you be?

Yes I know I’m a little erratic. I definitely do not fit into a mold. There’s not even any way to make a comparison of the eccentricity I carry. Which I’m sure makes it difficult for anyone who encounters me, particularly my family and those I work with. Which brings me to my new experience….

Loss of a Mentor

Many many years ago I was lucky enough to intern with Senator Harris Wofford, an experience that gave me complete support and access to lobby in Washington with my peers and to save a historic building on our campus. It was also an experience that taught me that compassion for those less fortunate, or facing…

Feed one, Feed all.

My husband was winning this morning. He remembered that Miley needed her violin. He got the rugs downstairs before the housekeeper showed up. He did everything on his list and his list was not short. Just when I thought my day was going to be easier And I was actually leaving on time, I found…

Ditch the pasta. Carb free, Meat free.

I was in the mood for Italian last night, but I didn’t want to deal with the bloat and agita that I would get from sauce, and I have always believed the pasta is just a filler that accompanies the good stuff. Mushrooms not only can substitute meat in a meal but also that carb…

Low carb yummy breakfast this morning.

This morning as I was making bacon for my husband, I was literally salivating. I was composing a bacon egg and cheese sandwich for him to take for his ride to work. I am not really a fan of bread to begin with so it’s easy for me to leave it out, but I needed…

Yin & Yang

When I was in my teens I was a little bit of an extremest. Ok, I was a lot of an extremist. If someone had an idea or an adventure I was 100% in, no questions asked. Somewhere along the way, about 20 years ago, I was in my mid twenties with a high paying…

Instill good eating habits

I was talking to a woman the other day who mentioned she had bought chicken nuggets and French fries to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for her children. Her reasoning was that otherwise the kids would have a meltdown and she just couldn’t have that on the holidays. But of course your kid would…

Grocery Budget

Over last few months I managed to get my grocery budget from almost 700 a month down to a $400 a month budget, which was my goal. For January I was able to get that budget down to $350 a month and have $50 left over for 4 bottles of wine. I’m officially a winner….

Best Cranberry Pastry !!

3 eggs 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 12 oz fresh cranberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your…