Do You Ever Go On Dates - By Yourself?

While it's true that I suck at morning pages, it's equally true that I love ...more
This is true. Picking up things along the way and writing them in detail is #1 on the how to be ... more

Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce from A Veggie Venture

Admittedly I'm a well-documented chickpea fan, so when I saw these Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce from A Veggie Venture, I immediately bookmarked them as a fantastic Meatless Monday recipe idea. Mashed chickpeas are combined with flavors like garam masala, cayenne, green onion, and cilantro, and then fried until they're crisp and served with the flavorful yogurt sauce. This sounds delicious to me, and if you sub ranch dressing for the yogurt sauce you might even get the kids to try it!...more
Chick peas are used in many weight loss diets. Great to finally find a good recipe. ty more

Does Your Blog No Longer Fit You?

Except that I have realized lately that I seem to be telling a very different story from the one that I started to tell almost three years ago. Back then the story was about getting remarried and lots and lots of parenting. Principessa this, Principessa that. A little fitness thrown in here and there, but mostly, mom-mommy-parenting stuff. Which of course is not what I am writing about anymore. Or at least, not primarily. Which begs the Ciao Mom even the appropriate name of this space? ...more
I've been thinking about the same thing. Even though my titles are all on topic I was thinking ... more

We Want a Puppy! Shelter or Breeder?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Our family has decided to get a puppy. We're very excited about this, however, my husband and I are disagreeing about where to get the dog. I want to get one from the city shelter, but he thinks we should get one from a breeder instead. Cost aside ($100 at the shelter vs. $3,000 at the breeder), it just doesn't feel right to me, but he says he feels a dog from a breeder is "safer." What can I do to help him change his mind and give a needy dog a home? Signed, Puppy Love -------------------------------------------...more
You should convince him to go to a shelter with you. Maybe he'd find one there that suits him. more