7 Ways to Use That Container of Baby Spinach

These days, spinach doesn't come in one overgrown bunch, it comes in a clamshell. You know, those large, clear plastic containers stuffed with perfectly picked baby leaves.  I am sure you have bought one,  with ambitions to use all those greens, only to have it slowly wilt away in your refrigerator.  You meant well, you really did. Before you give up on spinach, one of the best foods around, let me give you some ideas, and recipes, for how to use it, before you lose it....more
Other than throwing a handful into a smoothie from time to time, I never think to add spinach to ... more

The Chicken and the Egg: Does Vegetarianism Cause Anxiety or Do Anxious People Become Vegetarians?

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, "Vegetarians were twice as likely to have allergies, a 50 percent increase in heart attacks and a 50 percent increase in incidences of cancer." ...more
This is interesting. I'm one of those vegetarians that just couldn't do vegan because I found it ... more

Perspective and the cat

So I decided to join NaBloPoMo for the month of February. A crazy word, I'm sure I cannot pronounce properly. It stands for National Blog Post Month - which is a complete lie, I think anyway as NaBloPoMo has happens every month.   ...more
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Perspective and the cat

So I decided to join NaBloPoMo for the month of February. A crazy word, I'm sure I cannot pronounce properly. It stands for National Blog Post Month - which is a complete lie, I think anyway as NaBloPoMo has happens every month.   ...more
PardonMyRandomness  Yes, well honesty is always best. In my book, getting some post in during ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your February 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Mommy hood and blogging and my kids. A new perspective on blogging ... more

I Would Love to Be a Housewife. There, I've Said It.

Why do I feel so guilty and so old-fashioned admitting that my week as a stay-at-home wife was awesome? I felt healthy. I was able to cook my own meals, do yoga while I watched reality TV, go outside to garden, ride my bike to the store, and take dance class. I felt relaxed. I didn’t feel any outside pressure, no one was around (except for my two gigantic cats) to stress me out, and I was able to visit my mom more often, which made her and me happier. I was extremely productive....more
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What Would Happen if Your Favourite Blog (or Website) Died?

But in all seriousness, blogs and websites -- like humans -- do tend to have a lifespan. Some die young, some live to the ripe old age of seven (that's like 70 in people years), and a freaky few keep going long after their contemporaries have died out. ...more
I've asked myself the question "should I stay or should I go" so many times. And yes, I suppose ... more

Why Mocking Miss Utah Distracts Us From the Real Issues

This year’s Miss USA pageant brought the world another opportunity to rip a woman to shreds when Miss Utah, 21-year-old Marissa Powell, failed to coherently answer a current events question. Yes, the question was on a topic that directly impacts women. Yes, she could have done better. But, damn, can we just give her a break?...more
I used to watch the pageants when I was a kid too. It was an event. I couldn't wait. It was like ... more

From Cheeseburger Lover to Overnight Vegetarian

I stopped eating animals two months ago. Thank you, BlogHer Book Club. So what happened? Two months ago, I read the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, whose novel Everything is Illuminated is one of my all-time favorites. I didn’t choose to read Eating Animals because of the topic but because I loved its author and because it was a BlogHer book club selection; I honestly didn’t expect to learn anything more about the meat industry I hadn’t already read about in The Omnivore’s Dilemma or Fast Food Nation or seen in the film Food Inc. I knew how bad the conventional meat industry was. I knew that the conditions for chickens, cows, and pigs were abysmal and that raising them, as well as overfishing the oceans, was wreaking havoc on the environment. ...more
Great post. I've been vegetarian for several years and like you some of those years were spent ... more

It's Not About The Kid Card: It's About Flexibility at Work for All

I was listening to NPR's Tell Me More the other morning and there was a segment discussing "The Kid Card." What prompted this conversation was this letter and this ...more
I absolutely agree! I'm a professional in the financial sector and while I work for a company ... more