Blushing-Cream Roast Chicken & Red Curry Pot Pie

As I prepared to make this newly-created recipe, I had to bear the burden of hearing negative and worried comments: “You’re not making your usual chicken pot pie?” If it isn’t broke why fix it! “You’re adding CURRY? I don’t like curry!” Oh, my, but that’s awfully yellow. Do you think you’ve used too much curry? “I don’t really care for pot pies....”...more
Can I come over tonight?? more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
@Nested I did the same thing! We are NUTS (and isn't it fun?)!! more

Are You Only as Happy as Your Unhappiest Child?

My mother used to say this phrase. All the time. ALL the time.I hated it. I used to tell her she was co-dependent on her children; she would laugh, but she didn't take it back.You are only as happy as your unhappiest child? Nonsense, I would say. How about, you are as happy, if not happier, as your happy child? Surely this is the essence of co-dependency, this shared misery? This cannot be good mental health, I said....more
I know, I know, I know, I know. My heart is with you. You are not alone. How can we love them ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Day One: http://www.karenklasiwrites.com/random-thursday-nablopomo/ more

Searching for the Sabbath

"Mom - when are we going to have time to do nothing?" My eight-year old son Andrew recently asked this question after we'd been going non-stop for the past 48 hours. Andrew, who loves to read, play Legos, and just goof off with his siblings, was suffering from down-time withdrawal....more
Family worship, what a brilliant idea.   My kids used to call it a Play Play All Day Day. ... more

What Do You Do When Your Teen Won't Get a Job?

I blame myself.No actually I blame people who are parenting kids born in the early to mid 90's.We messed up. We did it wrong. We shouldn't have listened to the "experts." I think we should have parented more like our parents did than how we were told was a "better way." I am of course speaking about the way we have parented our children who were born between 1992 and 1996....more
I'm late to this conversation, but this is what we did. During the child's sophomore year of ... more

You Are the Pinterest Perfect Real Mom

You are that mother. You, right now, the mother wearing the shirt with stains on the shoulders, and your hair swept back, with the toddler on your hip in their pajamas and the preschooler watching Disney Jr. You, that mom, are the Pinterest perfect real mom. You, the mother sitting at home while your 16-year-old drives away, and the middle schooler works on homework, and you trying to balance a schedule that is much too full as you remember those days when they were little and loved Little People. You -- the tired, overwhelmed, joyful, nervous, worn-out, thankful, get-out-of-bed everyday mother. You go on the Real Board....more
<3   Thanks. more

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

Did you know that seven out of ten people are allergic to poison ivy? We just returned from a family vacation with one child covered from head to toe with poison ivy. Poison ivy symptoms are pretty straight forward:...more
Washing immediately after exposure is best, of course. It's the oil from the plant that causes ... more

Letting Kids Climb a Tree Is Not a Crime

I missed my kids a lot this weekend. It’s rare that I leave them for a few hours so it’s incredibly rare to find me leaving for a few days. My momma heart ached being so far away, so feeling them in my arms could not come soon enough today....more
Her experiences must have been very extreme to have caused such a reaction. I bet she was ... more

Standing Up For Chick-fil-A

The ruckus over Chick-fil-A raises the question: Who's behaving like the hater here?...more
I think I love you!    I haven't said a word about this topic, because I'm a chicken (ha). I ... more
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