Why

Why. If you are a stickler on punctuation you’ll notice I didn’t put a question mark after my why. Why? Because I wasn’t asking a question until just that last why.  I was announcing what I want to talk about today, which is the topic why.  I feel like this word ‘why’ is a dying art form.  When we are kids we ask why all the time, and for some moms (not me) the word drives them up a wall.  But somehow kids have it right.  They want to get into the center of the golden circle of every topic on life.  That golden circle is the why.  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

While many of you dread Hump Day, I hope you find comfort in my Woman Crush Wednesday series. It is a nice upbeat day of girl power with yummy food. It is my favorite day of the week!!! A fabulous female foodie gets showered with love and we get to learn a fantastic new recipe. This week on WCW it is our 62nd lovely lady and this one hails from Down Under. Anneka Manning is one of the foremost experts on baking and her methods are tried and true! She could be Australia’s most famous export along side Vegemite! Continue reading

Mother’s Day in Different Time Zones

If it seems like I just wrote a post about Mother’s Day, you’re right!  It was only a few weeks ago that I honored my Irish and U.K. moms celebrating Mothering Sunday.  But today is Mother’s Day in other places such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. Since I was born a Yankee Doodle and became a mom while living in America it is the day our family celebrates. It will always be the most special day to me, even more special than my birthday. Because it embodies the the two most important things in my life, my two kids. Becoming a mother was and is the most defining factor in my life. No matter what else I have done or will do, I am most proud to be mom to Heather and Quincy.  It is an honor in fact, blessed from the highest heavens.  Continue reading

Issues

Issues. We all have them. It is just part of life. But in today’s day and age, if you look at social media most people seem to be perfect, la dee da, no issues at all!  Which then has the potential to make you feel like crap thinking to yourself, how come they are so lucky and I’m dealing with this situation. Well, I want to share something personal with you and it might be enlightening. Continue reading

Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is celebrated with more hoopla in the United States than in Mexico where the holiday began. Most confuse it with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th. But for a festive day which is all about winning a war (the Mexicans against the French at the battle of Pueblo) it sure is fun. Especially for someone like me who loves Mexican food, culture, and people! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

It is so nice to be back on track with my Woman Crush Wednesday series after a couple weeks break. It is the 60th time I have honored a female foodie with a love story here on the blog and a cooking tutorial on Snapchat. Since today is a special day we had to have a special culinary queen. And who better than Julia Child, the groundbreaking chef who is still posthumously inspiring millions of cooks! Continue reading