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On Grief and Health

Here is what I have learned about grief thus far. It’s unpredictable.  Unruly.  Some days you will feel joy as normal; others you will experience a profound sadness that you cannot shake.  Those days you may find yourself shedding lots of tears, or making a cup of coffee and settling into the couch with a stack … Continue reading

Pancake Mania

Last week, I realized something completely inane. I am a woman obsessed with pancakes. That’s weird.  And delicious.  Pancakes make me very happy.  And I further realized that I’ve got all sorts of pancake recipes in my repertoire, so I thought I might share the pancake-lovin’ with you all. A little background: I was raised … Continue reading

The Grocery Store Chronicles

Greetings, friends!  I’m getting a jump on my March resolutions this week and dealing with my budget. Let me tell you this: my husband pays me once a month.  It’s a negotiated rate, and certainly not final; but as a one-income family, I find it highly comforting to work from the context of a budget.  … Continue reading

Recipe Round-Up

Since I was feeling under the weather, last week was one of those have J pick up a prepared roasted chicken on the way home from work and let’s see what happens kinda week.  But I rallied, in some respects.  Here are some things I threw together last week.  Simple was key. Marilyn’s Rice and … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Finance and Teething

My week can be summed up in two words: Finance. Teething. It’s the final week of the DietBet, and Mama’s goal is to avoid the chocolate chips.  Much easier said than done.  Let’s get to it, shall we? Current Weight: 143 Pounds lost since blog’s inception: 19.6 Pounds lost since A’s birth: 47.6 And this … Continue reading

Food Journaling

Yesterday, a Facebook friend mentioned in a status update that she had hit her pre-pregnancy weight. She had her baby at the end of October.  I am not sure how much weight she gained during her pregnancy; but let me say for the record: I had my baby on August 16th.  I am still not … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Back to School Edition

Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  We enjoyed gorgeous weather in DFW (a nice break, as it’s been fairly cold and gloomy here).  We spent time at the park, went out to a GLORIOUS Mexican dinner with friends, and exercised outdoors.  You can’t beat 65 degrees and sunny in mid-January. My textbook … Continue reading

Easy Meals This Week

I headed back to school last night, and there is much to be done to prepare the house and children to make the transition smoothe.  Like: Make sure kids are bathed. Make sure kids are PJed. Make sure A’s milk is defrosted and in bottle. Make sure H’s water bottle is in fridge ready for … Continue reading

Ginger Dressing Win!

So I am slightly obsessed infatuated a normal amount with this ginger dressing.  I’ve had a love affair with it for over a decade, so imagine my delight when I found it at our local Target.  It is the only dressing I want on my frozen veggies with salmon concoction, so for months and months … Continue reading