I recently dropped a comment on a selfie that a young woman I love posted on Instagram. I relayed the famous Carrie Fisher quote “youth and beauty are not accomplishments”. I didn’t think twice about it because it’s a line I use around my own children frequently when I want to remind them that they are so much more valuable than appearances, or how society defines beauty. I … [Read more...] about Mistakes, Apologies and Lessons Learned
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Today, I have such a special treat to share with you! A recipe from Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free cookbook. My family lives a gluten-free lifestyle most of the time. The reason sharing this beautiful and healthy recipe is so exciting to me is because I personally use and love many of Bob’s Red Mill products. I hope you give this recipe a try, and that you enjoy … [Read more...] about Peach, Radicchio and Quinoa Salad Recipe
Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Regardless of where you live, the pandemic is continuing to have an impact. Last year at this time, two of my six kids were impacted by graduation ceremonies being canceled. One child was finishing high school, another was wrapping up life as an elementary school student. In our house, it meant no ceremonies, no proms, no end-of-year school trips or parties. This year is … [Read more...] about Graduation is upon us…. but so is the pandemic!
Where I live, we’ve just gone into another lockdown. Different regions are seeing different things – schools closed, restaurants shut down, physical distancing in place. This is hard. It has been going on a long time and parents are exhausted and frustrated. We have a lot to be upset and stressed about, but with the risk of sounding toxically positive, I want to reflect on a … [Read more...] about Silver Linings for Families During a Pandemic