Should You Join the PTA? The Answer Might Surprise You

My first introduction to the PTA (or Parent Teacher Association) was through my mother's typewriter. Click, clack. Click, clack. My mother, co-president of the PTA, had volunteered to type up the recipe submissions for "Koala Kitchen," a cookbook put together and sold by the PTA as a fundraiser for my elementary school. ...more

SLOW Your Arse DOWN!

POST 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!WHY does our society want us to constantly be either doing something or communicating with others/electronic A.I. ?! I have a simple phone, if you call me I may answer, but usually I don't. Not that I don't care about you, but I need time to just stare.  I can happily stare out into the air and be content for hours....more

1 Week as English Teachers in Germany

Our experience teaching English in Germany was quite an adventure. We signed up through Diverbo, a volunteer program that has immersion schools in Germany and Spain.At first, we both were pretty nervous about participating in this program for a few reasons. We aren’t teachers, and picturing a room full of students staring blankly at us, plus the idea being stuck in a German forest for a week with strangers who spoke little to no English, was pretty intimidating....more
Love the castle!more

Dear PTO, I'm Just Not That Into You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, How can I get out of volunteering at my daughter's school without making anyone upset? Signed,Hell, No, PTO!...more
Hey there, Everybody! Just another great reason to homeschool. Reading this made me break out in ...more

5 Ways to be Selfless

It's easy to get so absorbed in your own life that you lose track of what's important. Becoming more selfless could change the way you see yourself and the world. If you're interested in doing more for others, try these 5 ways of being selfless....more

In preperation

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I'm not getting a lot of cooking done this week. My cookies are baked, my holiday menu is planned, and I'm excited about the visitors we have coming in this weekend. But this week is also one of my favorite weeks of the year, and an important part of the season for me. It's Taos Feeds Taos week, and I'm working hard to help see that over 1,100 families in my community will have a Christmas dinner. No, it's not a vegan venture. That would be a Christmas Miracle for sure....more

Get Involved in Your Community

Did getting more involved in your community make your list of goals or resolutions?Here’s why it should....more

Feed Somebody

Today I'm going to volunteer at Taos Feeds Taos. It's not a vegan operation, but sometimes you just have to do the best you can. People need to be fed! I have to rush off, but I want to encourage everyone to get out there and put in a little volunteer time. You'll help more than you'll know, and you'll get more than you'll give!...more