Frida 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to leaving uplifting and inspirational notes in the kids lunchbox. (I should do that instead of leaving notes to mess with them.) ...more

How to Make a Fridge Inventory

Ideally, a fridge/pantry inventory is something you do once and then maintain. I couldn't handle having to go through and count everything once a month. But once it is done, you have this new handle on exactly what you have available to use and you will probably be surprised just how much is actually in your house. ...more

Help, I'm 32 Years Old & I'm at a Crossroads

CROSSROADS.  I’ve used this term in my blog a lot before; especially when describing what life was like once I turned 30 [almost three years ago].This is a weird age.Not bad, just… weird....more

10 Things I Didn't Expect From Motherhood

I read a slew of books during pregnancy. I loved finding out the size of my baby every week in relation to food/fruit dimension. I also had a book dedicated to “teach” parents about the first few years of toddlerhood. And here I am. Two years and a month into parenthood, and there are a number of things that I hadn’t expected to happen to me at all. ...more
Agree with so many of your points. My eldest is about to go off to uni (I have 2 teens(, and I ...more

I got my new shoes on and suddenly everything's right.

I started running last November....more


What would the world be like if we all mastered the three stringed instrument of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

The One That Got Away

To say that I’ve had a bad run with dating recently would be the understatement of the century. I can barely take myself seriously anymore when asked about my love life, and I’m starting to wonder if my friends can either.For example, there I was, perched on a barstool at my favorite local haunt, when one of my best friends inquired about the “boy du jour.” Yep, she asked it just like that – which stung – a lot....more
adelewishnot Good luck! :)more

Pot Liquor

About a week ago, I made some off the cuff vegetable soup. I threw in a pot some potatoes, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, chicken broth and some kale. I ate it for a few days then in the fridge it sat. Today I work I remembered the soup, as I was eating a frozen pot pie cooked in the microwave. Tonight I came home and transferred the rest of the soup to a container I could take to work. I noticed there wasn't much kale in there. So I quickly chopped some up, put some water in a pot and cooked down the kale so it would match the consistency of the rest of the soup....more

What Makes You Happy

I stumbled across this article this morning at 1:30 a.m. I’m not a college student or a third-shift employee, so you might wonder why I would be up at this time. Two words:  drunk bear. My husband was snoring. That woke me up, but I was prepared to dig in, throw a pillow over my head, and persevere....more