Pickled Cabbage and Carrot Salad - Russian "kimchi"

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Cooking with love

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Democratic Momma Caucus

As a 45 year old woman, I have come to the conclusion that the only time anyone involved with politics looks for us is at election time and all of the sudden, women, especially MIDDLE AGED WOMEN and older have to jump and down to be heard. I decided to start the DEMOCRATIC MOMMA CAUCUS.. Maybe if enough of us MOMMAS can bind ourselves together , we can start pushing things that matter to us together... as a group. Healthcare and its implementation Women's health initiatives Making sure we are paid the same as men ...more

Fields I Am Not Cut Out For Friday

Recently, I took on the role of supportive wife to an injured husband. It wasn't too difficult, I suppose. More a labor of love than hard labor like say, dredging a lake or cleaning the shower door track. To be clear, I've never actually dredged before and really the only holes I've ever dug were at the beach and, well, that's just down right fun. But, I digress. ...more

Red Carpet Ready

I really am not sure what I am supposed to do here? I thought it was a sweepstakes. LOL Anyone want to be my mentor? Please...more
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De-stressing your Tresses

De-stressing your TressesFly-Aways – Dry Brittle Breaking Hair...more

JK Rowling: And now for something completely different

Last week I wrote a post about faking confidence for Nurturing Creativity. It posted on Thursday—the same day that JK Rowling's new adult not fantasy novel was released.How very appropriate, I thought.Because what JK Rowling did with her latest book takes a lot of guts. Even if you are the first author billioniare....more


Memphis, TN – The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has brought a free interactive ...more

First Love

My childhood memories have always centered around my years in Elementary School. Not sure why. I remember every inflection & every emotion my teachers expressed. And I remember every emotion that I felt as if it were yesterday. That's not a small thing, considering that since I've become a mom I oftentimes can't even remember if I put on a bra on any given day....more

50 Shades of Overrated

Here's my "educated", unsolicited opinion on the best seller "50 Shades of Grey":  it's not great.  Interesting?  Yes.  Funny?  Kind of.  Sexy?  If you're into awkward situations involving tampons and silk ties.  Ok, I take that part back.  Other parts are somewhat sexy, if only for the fact that you are reading about sex and it makes you feel a bit voyueristic.  Have I read all 3?  Well, mostly.  I'm on book 3 but I can't bring myself to finish it yet.  Let me explain......more