I Have An Autoimmune Disease.

Last week I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I guess I can’t say that it came as a surprise given how long I’ve felt so run down. What was a surprise is that there is a name for how I’ve been feeling, and that I’m not crazy. For years, I thought that it was stress. … Continue reading I Have An Autoimmune Disease.

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I Get So Jazzed About WonTon Night!

The meal for tonight is kind of a hodgepodge of two meals. The recipe was called "Vietnamese Chicken Wraps", and they wanted me to use lettuce as wraps... I mean, come on, I can totally use wontons even though it's not Dr. Axe approved. Plus, any time I get to flip a muffin tin upside … Continue reading I Get So Jazzed About WonTon Night!

Pan Seared Chicken Thighs and Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms, with Roasted Butternut Squash.

Y'all, I made that! I did. I made it all by myself! I struggled with trying to figure out how to cut the butternut squash into "2-inch wedges", so I just opted to cube them, but I made that meal. The whole thing. Even the mushrooms, and I hate mushrooms. My family loves them, but I … Continue reading Pan Seared Chicken Thighs and Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms, with Roasted Butternut Squash.

One Day.

Parenting is a balancing act. Not a juggling act, but a balancing act. Balancing requires finesse. Unlike juggling, which makes other think you're having fun, balancing requires a person to be poised and calm. There is a sense of regality with balancing. "Look how perfect I am, because my spine is straight and this book … Continue reading One Day.

Reinventing the Wheel, Otherwise Known as, “Let’s Go To Ikea! That sounds like a great idea!”

I'm a poet and I didn't know it. And Ikea was a terrible idea. I don't know if it's because the kids are out of school and have been for what seems like years and I just needed to get out of the house come hell or high water, or if I just get sucked … Continue reading Reinventing the Wheel, Otherwise Known as, “Let’s Go To Ikea! That sounds like a great idea!”