This recipe is a Momma Reiner dream come true! As you may have heard, Momma Jenna let my darkest secret slip -- I am a caramel slut. It is an addiction, more like a “problem.” Here is just one example: I made this caramel pie as a Christmas gift to me. I intended to eat the entire pie myself. So I baked it, drooled over it, made goo-goo eyes at it, photographed it, and … [Read more...] about The Sugar Mommas’ Simply Scrumptious Salted Caramel Pie
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It was on sale for $9.99 and came in girls’ sizes 7-16. The copy that promoted the long-sleeved T-shirt read thusly: “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this tee that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.” What did the T-shirt in question say? “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me.” And it was being sold … [Read more...] about Stop Selling Sexism To Our Daughters!
Something’s up with my stomach. It’s bloated. Not just post-Thanksgiving dinner bloated; this is more serious. I have to tuck my stomach into my jeans, and when I went swimming with my daughter, I couldn’t even go underwater. Instead, I bobbed on the surface like a beach ball with legs. I’ve been especially sensitive about my bloat since visiting my family. When you’re of … [Read more...] about Big-Time Bloating: A Frank (And Funny) Discussion About Gas!
On Monday I walked my daughter, Ava, to her Pre-K classroom as usual. Together we hung up her backpack, said “hello” to Gus the classroom guinea pig and kissed goodbye. On the way out, I realized that one of the two teachers was missing. “Where is Miss Kristie?” I asked Miss Megan (it’s taken me 10 years to grow accustomed to this southern “Miss” (insert first name) thing, … [Read more...] about In Praise of Teachers…
So here I am in Paris having breakfast with my dearest friend Vanina and her husband, along with their adorable two-and-a-half-year-old boy Laurent. Great food, great place, great friends. We dive into conversation. All would be fine and dandy and pretty close to blissful, if it weren’t for these darned obsessive interruptions from my beloved friend and her husband constantly … [Read more...] about Blow Your Nose, Sit Up Straight, and Say Thank You!