I'm baaaaack :-) Wonderful vacation and I want to do it again. First time hubby flew on a plain since 911. Had some hysterical moments.

I'm baaaaack :-) Wonderful vacation and I want to do it again. First time hubby flew on a plain since 911. Had some hysterical moments. ...more
Welcome back Suzie! Tell us about your trip! more

Thank you, Jenna Hatfield, and BlogHer, for the Feature!!! http://www.blogher.com/would-you-give-your-last-morsel-or-last-swig-drink

Thank you, Jenna Hatfield, and BlogHer, for the Feature!!! http://www.blogher.com/would-you-give-your-last-morsel-or-last-swig-drink ...more
Wow. Featured twice in two weeks! That is amazing Virginia! Congratulations! more

Nature NOT Nurture. Trust Me.

Please, do not try to tell me that little boys are just socially conditioned to behave in a different way than little girls. I declare loudly that, even as babies, little boys are intrinsically different from little girls and I celebrate that difference with JOY.Since I grew up with only one sister, I was stunned by some of the ways that my boys played ....more
Oh absolutely. All the babies are born with gender differences. I've never had a doubt abou ... more

Oh, I Just Want to Eat.

As I biked lazily across town yesterday with my kids in the bike trailer, I actually seriously pondered how much food I could consume.  Three thousand five hundred calories of food?  That would only be one pound.I can gain a pound.  Heck, why not.  I can call it an "experiment in how I feel afterwards" and then blog about it.  And then after feeling bloated and uncomfortable I can go exercise a bunch (next week)....more
FatCat, it's okay. Especially before the visit of your monthly friend which I call MF, it's ... more

[Strawberry creamsicles] Homemade summer treats - Fruit popsicles

My kids are (normally) allowed to have one dessert after dinner. I say it "a dessert", but in fact, it can be a lollipop or a scoop of ice cream. They are allowed to pick two small treats from their Halloween bag for the months of November and December. They can't even finish all the treats after two full months....more
 @HomeRearedChef  You are so kind, Nini. I'm touched! more

Moms, Would You Give Your Last Bite to Your Child?

Would you give up your last morsel, that last delicious bite of food or very last drop of drink if someone asked it of you? So many people wouldn’t. But I would. And I have! Ask anyone that knows me, and they will tell you that without a moment’s hesitation I’d give up my last swig, saved just for down-the-hatch with that last delicious bite. And I’ll even give it to you with a smile. But that doesn’t mean I won’t yearn and mourn and drool for it. I do. I have. But I’d do it again and again!...more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia, I actually found your recipe now at Examiner.com! There are pictures ... more

Flax and Running Apps and Being Gregarious

During the past few months, I've made some plans to change some behaviors and here are a few updates....Flax.  I introduced a tablespoon of flax into my also introduced daily bowl of oatmeal.  I swear the flax is good stuff!  I've had oatmeal plenty of times, but with the flax, I'm not feeling bloated.  My rings are looser more consistently.  My system feels a bit happier.  I am fairly impressed by the flax - not by the oatmeal.  But I'm gonna keep with both and see how my trigylcerides look in three months....more
 @FatCat  LOL My sister is not a meany, but sometimes she can be frank~   Well, I believe & hope ... more

Moms, Would You Give Your Last Bite to Your Child?

Would you give up your last morsel, that last delicious bite of food or very last drop of drink if someone asked it of you? So many people wouldn’t. But I would. And I have! Ask anyone that knows me, and they will tell you that without a moment’s hesitation I’d give up my last swig, saved just for down-the-hatch with that last delicious bite. And I’ll even give it to you with a smile. But that doesn’t mean I won’t yearn and mourn and drool for it. I do. I have. But I’d do it again and again!...more
Nini, you are the sweetest person I've ever known. OMG, how can you do that? I am a good sharer, ... more

Moms, Would You Give Your Last Bite to Your Child?

Would you give up your last morsel, that last delicious bite of food or very last drop of drink if someone asked it of you? So many people wouldn’t. But I would. And I have! Ask anyone that knows me, and they will tell you that without a moment’s hesitation I’d give up my last swig, saved just for down-the-hatch with that last delicious bite. And I’ll even give it to you with a smile. But that doesn’t mean I won’t yearn and mourn and drool for it. I do. I have. But I’d do it again and again!...more
 @Denise  I concur with you, Denise~ more

[Strawberry creamsicles] Homemade summer treats - Fruit popsicles

My kids are (normally) allowed to have one dessert after dinner. I say it "a dessert", but in fact, it can be a lollipop or a scoop of ice cream. They are allowed to pick two small treats from their Halloween bag for the months of November and December. They can't even finish all the treats after two full months....more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia, oh... that's surprising. Actually, the secon surprise after the flax ... more