Every year, people with very good intentions sit down and type out a list of New Year’s resolutions, usually consisting of some lofty goals like "I will never touch fast food again" or "I will whip those saddle bags into shape" or "I will be a more patient parent." But there's a reason that most people’s resolutions have been broken by January 2nd... they’re too … [Read more...] about My Totally Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions
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The following is a guest post by Kerri Zane, author of It Takes All 5: A Single Moms Guide to Finding the REAL One The final school bell is just about to ring, paving the way for the next 75 lazy days of summer. Lazy for the kids, maybe! But hectic for mom, as the kid battle cry day after day resounds, “What are we doing now! Then what are we doing?!!” For all … [Read more...] about 5 Totally FREE Fun Family Summer Activities
For the final event of the school year, my daughter’s Brownie troop hosted a mother-daughter tea, at the home of one of the girls in the troop. Now, this would have been lovely, except that the tea was not just any old tea. This tea was being billed as an “etiquette lesson,” and was to be led by an expert in etiquette and manners. Oy. I was not raised in a particularly formal … [Read more...] about Etiquette Training: Outdated or Totally Necessary?
I would like today’s Blog to address a comment a friend of mine made to me the other day. It went something like this: “Erica, I have to tell you, I’m losing my patience. I’m yelling at my kids a lot lately. I can’t remember the last time I sat on the floor with them to do a puzzle. I’m short tempered with my husband. I’m … [Read more...] about Help, Iâ€™m Totally Frazzled!
Lure any man or child home early for dinner with this traditional meat sauce for pasta or lasagna, doctored up with seven sneaky veggies, whole grains, and calcium. And forget simmering for three hours - this sauce tastes just great after just 30 minutes. Now, it?s hard to imagine that this pasta with meat sauce and hidden spinach, broccoli, peas and oat bran tastes just as … [Read more...] about What’s for Dinner? Bolognese with Wholegrain Pasta & Totally Hidden Veggies