Monthly Archives: June 2013

Preschool Pointers – 40: Ask the Obvious Question

Problem: I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but if they are, they might sometimes need to work themselves up into a tantrum. I mean, sometimes the premise is so ridiculous they have to spend some quality time even … Continue reading

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Caloric Content of Muffins Outweighs Gruesome Texas Showdown in State Senate

At 11:30 p.m. last night, eastern time, I sat hunched over my desk, a glass of wine at the ready, readying manuscripts to send to magazine editors. I nearly jumped out of my chair when the shrill sounds of a … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Zucchini Avocado Salad

We’re experimenting with vegetable sides over here, to great success. Here’s my first attempt, a zucchini avocado salad everyone loved. 2 cups zucchini, cubed and lightly steamed1 haas avocado, peeled, pitted,and cubed1/4 cup oil2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 clove garlic, minced … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week: 146 – Mom, Move! Now!

Paste a Video URL The girls get involved in a make-believe game and push me to the side when I get in the way.

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Preschool Pointers – 39: Be Prepared to Cancel

Problem: Last week, I talked about the schedule I’ve taken to making for the girls and I during summer. But the system is not fool-proof, and life happens. Kids get sick, they sleep too long or get up too early, … Continue reading

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Hey, Jessie. No, Really. Hey!

Dear Disney, You know those God-awful children’s sit-coms you have on in the afternoons to try to compete with Nickelodeon’s God-awful children’s sit-coms (and Spongebob)? Can you stop? No, seriously. They’re all really freaking bad. Anyway, the show I have … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Quick London Broil

This has quickly become my family’s favorite London Broil recipe. It’s quick and flavorful, and the meat comes out tender. Full of win. *1 London Broil Cut, 1-2 pounds*Apple Cider Vinegar*Sea Salt (about 1/2 tsp.)*Pepper (to taste)*Garlic powder (about 1/2 tsp., or sub fresh pressed … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Quick London Broil

This has quickly become my family’s favorite London Broil recipe. It’s quick and flavorful, and the meat comes out tender. Full of win. *1 London Broil Cut, 1-2 pounds*Apple Cider Vinegar*Sea Salt (about 1/2 tsp.)*Pepper (to taste)*Garlic powder (about 1/2 tsp., or sub fresh pressed … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 145: Father’s Day 2013

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Here’s our, throughout the years.                                                 Happy day, all.

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Preschool Pointers – 38: Make an Activities Schedule

Problem: It’s summertime. That means hours upon hours of emptiness to fill, minds to stimulate, fun to be had. All this fun and education for your kids can cause wear and frazzle for you (ask me how I know). So, how can … Continue reading

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