Adventures in Seuss Land

We spent some time in Seuss Landing. I must say that I had tons of fun. I love the rides that don't shake my intestines or rearrange my anatomy, if you know what I mean. This place was made just for me!We begin with the fish - a swim, a spray, and a little splatter. One fish, two fish, red fish, we go.<a href=""><img class="alignleft size-large wp-image-1227" alt="015" src="" width="1024" height="768" /></a>...more

Strawberry Tart

Happy Easter! Recipes

Please stop by and visit my kitchen at to see my yummy Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Almond Buttercream Frosting and Bunny Banana Cheesecake Recipes so you can add them to your Easter menu!...more

Good Friday in Your Family - Guest Post

Kate Allen, who blogs at Life, Love, Liturgy and at CornDog Mama, has agreed to talk about Good Friday and its implications to all, religious and not. She's amazing, and if you have any theological qualms or questions, I would point you to her blogs. A very intelligent lady.......more

“Irish” French Onion Soup

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Nothing says Irish more than a Guinness, so why not add it to one of my favorite soups. French onion soup is easy to make, but it does take some time to caramelize the onions to perfection. But it is so worth it! Usually at a restaurant, french onion soup is loaded with cheese. Don’t get me wrong I love cheese, but I am trying to avoid extra calories.  You control the calories by the amount of cheese you use for the topping....more

Resolutions Be Damned

At 9:20 this morning, I considered making a New Year's resolution.At 9:21, my diaphragm quivered. A sheen of sweat broke out over my upper lip.At 9:22, I vomited a little into the back of my mouth.At 9:23, I swigged some Pepto-Bismol and returned to bed.This, at the mere thought of self-betterment.At 11:30, slurping my coffee, I resolved to greet this New Year just as I did the last.I renounce any change that could result, no matter how minutely or indirectly, in personal growth....more

It's December 26th....And We're Still Celebrating

Ahh, it's December 26th.  My living room looks like a toy bomb went off in it.  I am warming up my hands to build Legos.  I am preparing for a Connect 4 tournament.  I've combed Barbie hair, done puzzles, instructed on how to keep your toys organized, and eaten way too much sugar.  It's easy to pause, look at it all, and freak out a little!  I'm trying not too....more
Due to family being spread far and wide and an illness that took out half the family, we still ...more

Merry...err Happy Holidays! (a little late)

I would NEVER be offended that someone told me to have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, or a Blessed Winter Solstice. I am however ridiculously offended when people have a problem with me saying Happy Holidays, or when they see Happy Holidays in public spaces.There is even a Facebook page eloquently called "Its Merry Christmas not happy holidays bitch".I've heard it a million times "Why do we have to be politically correct?", "This is a WAR on Christmas!", "ME ME ME ME ME", "but Kwanzaa is just made up" etc...more

Give Your Best Gift

There is one gift that you can give that is far better than any other, it is the gift of you.  Your time. Your ideas. Your wisdom. Your intellect. Your generosity. Your kindness. These are all unique gifts that only you can give to others.  ”To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.“ ―Steve Prefontaine...more

Getting to Gratitude and Happiness

 Gratitude.  It’s so much of what the holiday season is about – and if we’re lucky and intentional – we create ways of showing our gratitude for the life we have throughout the year....more