Post-Halloween I feel like I'm walking on a slippery, very sugary, slope until January. Since sugar and fat go together better than just about anything else in the physical world, and with the availability of it this time of year, the temptation becomes unreal. I WILL indulge in good things until January, but I'm NOT trying … Continue reading How to Stay the Same Size this Holiday Season
You’re welcome for this pretty much fail-proof, super quick soup base. Simultaneously satisfy your cold-weather craving for soup AND use up all the leftovers in the fridge (to both make room for Thanksgiving and then manage the aftermath)! Seriously, in two years I’m yet to meet a leftover that didn’t taste yummy in this broth. … Continue reading Magic Soup Base!
Mother's Day is days away and I confess: I haven't bought my mother or mother-in-law anything. I don't plan to buy anything either. Since we're fortunate to live so close to both of our moms, Sam and myself are taking each out of our moms to lunch to celebrate their special contributions in our lives. I know many of your moms aren't … Continue reading Mother’s Day isn’t about Things
One year ago I wouldn’t have considered going on a kid-free vacation; mostly because all our family is far away and I felt too guilty asking for childcare from any of them when I already see them so infrequently. And my list of reasons went on for a mile. Then one day, while talking with … Continue reading How to Take a Kid-Free Vacation