Monthly Archives: October 2013

Woman Gives Out Fat Shaming Notes to Kids so She’s Not Seen as the ‘Mean Lady’ — Oh.

Perhaps by now you’ve seen this? Now, you might this this is some spoof out to rile the social justice warriors. I admit, I wasn’t sure at first. But no. This is a real note, courtesy of Cheryl from Fargo, … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Can You Guess What These Are?

  I can already hear you. What, you are asking, in the everloving world are those? It’s a valid question. Some people thought sausage, to be honest. But you all couldn’t be more wrong. These. These are donut holes.And not only are they … Continue reading

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No Means No

My twins are only five years old, but that doesn’t mean I’m in any way smarter than they are. In fact, most days, it feels like quite the opposite. See, I’m not so good at the “because I said so” line. … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Easy Salsa Salad

This was amazing. I used it as a side dish for enchiladas the other week. It’s really simple, too. 1 can black beans1 can corn2 fresh diced tomatoes2 avocados1 small onionlime juicegarlicsaltpepper Cut up anything that needs to be cut. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can’t Tell People What to Do.

Maria Kang is getting a lot of heat for this photo: Now, I came here to defend her, actually. That had been my idea. I mean, she’s clearly “fitspiration,” and that’s a genre. People attacking her for ‘what she does’ (which is … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Shrimp Pesto

This was pretty good for my first time out. 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts3 medium sized garlic cloves, mincedSalt and freshly ground black … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Put Emphasis in the Right Place

Problem: You’re doing it wrong. (And by you, I mean me.) As parents, but also people, we tend (and by we, I also mean me) to stack our plates to full. We want to be a great parent, have a … Continue reading

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Reasons Moms Might Not Talk to Each Other

Here’s how it sometimes feels to be a mom, and why we can’t seem to call on our support group of other moms when we most need to. … – Everyone else’s kids seem perfect. They’re so good, quiet, smart, … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Mushroom Mahi Mahi

2 tablespoons olive oil3 small onions, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced5 button mushrooms, sliced1 1/2 pounds mahi mahisalt and pepper to taste1/4 cup white cooking wine1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon cornstarch2 tablespoons water In a large skillet, heat olive oil … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Shining Stars of Horror

Problem: It’s finally happened. After more than a month, one of your children is the “shining star” of the classroom. Unfortunately for me, when this happens, instead of being able to fully celebrate, I have to go back and forth … Continue reading

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