Perfect vegan brownies

Perfect Vegan BrowniesRecipe in Spanish and English ...more

catch-up not ketchup

Whenever I come to this space I feel like I have to write something awesome. Something thought-provoking. Something important with a sprinkle of I'm-not-trying-to-be-funny-yet-somehow-I'm hilarious. But you know what? There are other times when I just really want to write about how dang cute my dog is, okay?...more

How coming from a large family made moving out difficult

I’ve grown up literally COMPLETELY surrounded by people my entire life.  I come from a large family that is always around – dozens of aunts and uncles and cousins, not to mention 4 siblings.  Living in a house with 6 other people was all I knew – hell, my one sister and I shared a bedroom up until the day I moved out.  So naturally, I’ve just always been used to people constantly being around, and no privacy.And then I moved out....more

Family Movie Time Films

Watching movies together as a family can create lasting memories of childhood. A family movie night is a great opportunity to introduce your child to some classic, wholesome entertainment. Some of the movies on this list are newer, but most have withstood the test of time and continue to entertain generations of children. I did not include any of the newer Disney cartoon movies, but some of the older classic Disney films are on the list....more

20 Ways The Terrible Two's Ruin Your Life

Having a 2 year old has opened my eyes to the new phase of parenting where you lose that sweet, innocent baby that can do no wrong, and are replaced with a whining, screaming, mischievous toddler. It all seems to happen over night and you wake up one day with a brand new child that you have little to no control over. You have to be 10 steps ahead of them at all times and you still lose....more

At a place where adoption is-"WOW, no!

I recently came to a conclusion that I do not want to have kids with my husband. Do not want children of my own.It no longer matters why, or how, or when I simply can not get myself into that idea, nevertheless to actually make myself do it. And I believe there is no need. ...more

What I Learned My First Year as A Mom

--originally posted February 5, 2016--My baby girl is now one....more

Parenting No-Nos: Are You Guilty of These Missteps?

Parenting is a lifelong commitment — and a challenging one at that. Back when I first became a mom, I remember thinking how my kids should have come with instructions, a kind of step-by-step parenting guide to follow. Parents-to-be can prepare all they want, but raising children, I discovered, is mostly learned on-the-job. There is no special formula to follow if you want to be a good parent....more

The First Time My Husband Hit Me...

I overheard a conversation one day at a restaurant, a woman said to her friend “if my husband ever lays a hand on me, I’m gone.” I can only assume they knew someone who was being abused and were referring to that situation as she offered up her opinion.Funny thing, I’ve always had the same opinion. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve said the same thing, until it happened to me....more
Thanks for writing this. I went through something similar before leaving him, and i only told ...more