Oatmeal Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Bars and PYURE STEVIA SWEETENER GIVEAWAY!

[WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW] Sunday, I was walking Phoebe (5) and Soledad (8) from the car to the softball field. It was a little wet, and a little muddy, but the ground was sturdy and the wind a little breezy. I walked about 10 steps ahead of my girls, hurrying to get a good spot on the bleachers. One step in front of the other. Step over a rock. Bypass the candy wrapper. Hop over the huge hole in the dirt. Only I think I must have been so mesmerized by the hole that I actually Read more […]

Orange You Glad it’s Halloween Breakfast Yogurt Drink (with Orange, Banana, and Raspberry)

  This is how I know my infatuation with Halloween is not normal. I have just planned what my children will eat for breakfast 28 days from now. It’s the attention to details that really call attention to the fact that I have lost my mind. Never mind that I didn’t feed them breakfast today. Which isn’t really true, I did feed them breakfast. . . . . at 12 noon. But that was because I needed to go to the store to buy orange juice concentrate to make this to see if they’d like it well Read more […]

Soft Serve Blueberry Ice Cream: In my blender of course.

  He’s getting older. I can see it more and more clearly as years pass by. He calls me pretty lady, bordering on all the time now. Hey, “Pretty Lady.”  “What’s up pretty lady?” “Can I have a kiss pretty lady?” He sounds like some creepy dirty old man with an aluminum tin can in his hand, jingling it around for change. And he listens to old man jive music, frequently. The kind that comes on the radio in old sleepy towns with only AM reception. And he does this like Read more […]

Easy Molasses and Nut Granola

  Sometimes I dream for my kids on a scale that I fear is  much too big. I want them to be strong, and fierce, and smart. I want them to be kind, and loving, and considerate. And I want them to love their sisters with intensity. Forever, and without question. Because your sister is your soul. She can see through anything, and has lived through the very things you had to struggle with. She knows all your bad, and still hangs around to see if you are going to dish out more. I know that Read more […]

grapefruit smoothie

I was furious. He leaned against the wall, one foot propped up behind him and told them I was a horrible grocery shopper. “Yeah, I just really think I’m going to have to take over grocery shopping for our family.  I mean she just went grocery shopping today, and the kids are hungry and I have nothing to feed them. $200 and nothing.” I just looked at him. I’m sure my nostrils must have flared, as I bit my lip willing myself not to leap up into the air and claw his eyes out. “Oh, really. Read more […]