While We’re On the Subject of Allergies…

Is it just me or have allergies gotten completely out of control lately? Maybe I should rephrase…is it just me or have parents of kids with allergies gotten completely out of control lately? Now before you go batty on me, I am inserting myself into this dialogue because I also have a child with severe […]


Double Standards

How’s it that when the dad goes out of town, it’s business as usual but when the mom goes out of town, anyone who’s ever been, wanted to be or even said the word “mother” comes out of the woodwork to help take care of the poor soul? Recently I went away for the weekend. […]

Embracing Your Inner ADD

What some people call adult ADD I call multitasking. So what if a huge mound of laundry sits half folded for a week next to the suitcase from Thanksgiving that’s not exactly unpacked? Or if I get bored cleaning out the hall closet and abandon the project when something more interesting (read: anything else) comes […]

Snow Day Shut In (for real this time)

Well it’s day three of “Snowmageddon” here in balmy Atlanta. And while the novelty was peachy the first day and a half, let’s just say it’s worn off. Being of ambitious mind we did our fair share of baking, board game playing, closet cleaning and snowman making. And only three time-outs to boot! But now […]

Working From Home Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Tonight’s Dinner.  


Thermostat Woes

An old post from a former life…but the theme is universal. My former husband and I, how shall I put this…have severe thermal differences. If it were up to him our house would be used to store frozen meats for Costco. I, on the other hand, believe that a thermostat was meant to be used. […]

Sit, Stay, Eat

New Year, New Goals. Trying to train a new puppy while cooking dinner is not a good idea. It is a self-defeating idea. But after investing a large amount of money in a “guaranteed dog training program” we are supposed to be consistent with our training for two weeks. The goal is to become pack […]

Why Of Course I Love Spending New Year’s Eve at Home! Why Do You Ask?

Twenty years ago I watched ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and swore I’d go to one of those cool New Year’s Eve parties like Meg Ryan all dressed up in a funky loft. I’m still waiting. In the meantime, New Year’s Eve has typically become a night where we watch an old movie and cook something […]

Turkey Dogs Gone Awry

Guess not every night can be a culinary success. Looks like we’ll be ordering pizza for dinner.

Totally Rad Salmon

When I was young and wanted a snack my mom would always tell me to “Have a nice piece of fruit.” I hated that phrase. First of all, fruit isn’t nice and second of all, I didn’t want fruit. No kid wants fruit for a snack. They want brownies. So I always have to laugh […]


No Snow Snow Day

I know, I know. I should relish these times. Soak in my children’s youth and adorableness. Well I’ll remember that later. But for now I’m not so psyched. Because lately, let’s just call a spade a spade. They’re a royal pain the butt and I’ve had it. But cooking with them is an option so […]

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Feeding Bob

“Bob’s in town from Seattle for the night. I told him he should come for dinner instead of eat at the hotel.” Of course. Um, who the hell is Bob again? “From accounting.” And we are having him for dinner because…he’s your boss? “No, just a guy from the Seattle office.” I get it. Yes, […]


Me Versus the Fridge

The Sunday night pit is starting to sink in and it’s only 9:52 am. Not a good sign for the week ahead, especially since this week is the last one before two weeks of no school. Call me a downer (I call it a realist) but I’m trying to decide which person/scenario is going to […]

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