Mom to the Screaming Masses

Carmen Staicer is a work from home mom of six, who drinks way too much coffee, loves to take pictures, is an at home baker and has her black belt in Muay Thai. She trains boxing, reads, takes copious pictures and is a big fan of naps in her spare time. 

The Thing about Constant Chaos

is that is suddenly, without knowing it, often can become solitude....more

Fruit Bran Muffins

A long, long time ago, way before I had kids, I worked as a nanny. One of the things I did was cook for the family, and the mother had a favorite bran muffin recipe. That recipe made A LOT of muffins - like, probably 8 dozen ....more

Raising Atticus Finch

I'm doing...more

Colby Corn Chowder - A Meal Your Children will Despise

So, I like soup. I like it a lot. I could eat it every day ....more

An Ode to #CrackerBarrel

I'm currently eating Chicken Fried Chicken, with a side of hash browns, another of dumplings, and some green beans that I believe have been cooked in bacon. I'm drinking iced tea (unsweetened, though, because I'm not about that life) and I have a set of biscuits in the kitchen waiting for tomorrow morning - and I may or may not have contemplated ordering a piece of Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake -...more

How to Make Delicious Irish Soda Bread

Step one - have a good friend....more

Reading is to Life as Something is to Something Else

I was never very good at that section on the SATs. You know the one, where you have to fill in the blank -...more

Beer Cheese Bread

i was first exposed to this recipe many, many years ago, and I had actually forgotten about it - and then I came across it in a deep clean (Oh, haha, it wasn't a deep clean, it was more like I was looking for something else and stumbled across this, let's be real, I'm not doing any deep cleaning lately) I made this over the weekend, and it was just as awesome as I remembered....more

Giving Up and Not Giving Up

Yeah, I know, Lent doesn't start for a week, but the way I'm going, I need to jot this down now, while I'm thinking of it....more

The Concept of Time Currency

I mentioned this on Facebook today, and it has niggled at me all afternoon. It's a concept I fully believe in, and I don't think anyone else even knows what I'm talking about....more