Marinated Steak Salad With Sesame-Lime Dressing

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The Things My Kids Are Eating

Lunch used to be such a breeze.  I'd grill up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a grilled cheese sandwich or pop some frozen ravioli in a pot of boiling water.  I tried to balance things out with some apple or orange, prunes, and a banana.  Some days I succeeded with balance and other days I didn't.  Their lunches were fine - not great, but fine.  And they were things they liked eating.Now their lunches are a whole new story.  No longer can I just whip something up in five minutes or have the kitchen to myself while preparing the food....more
@elaineR.N. You DO need a personal chef.  Grilled salmon sounds pretty delicious about now.  We ...more

FOUND! Part of the brain that recognizes numbers

Have you ever used the excuse (or been told) that you're "just bad at math"?Well, here's proof that no one is born bad (or good) at math. University School of Medicine researchers figured out the exact spot in the brain (about 1/5" across!) gets activated when we look at ordinary numerals (like 3 or 52).The activity declines when people are shown numbers that are spelled out ("two") or homophones ("too" instead of "two") or slightly altered numbers or letters (changed font)....more

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My Daily Tangle With Prejudice

I had just dropped off my son at daycare this morning.  My heart sagged with that heaviness that it feels whenever I walk away from him.  As I was climbing back into my car, I saw out of the corner of my eye someone just a few yards away.  She was walking rapidly and straight towards me, holding a strangely shaped bundle close to her chest.  I hadn’t seen her around there before so she stood out....more

The "C" word nobody wants to hear...Cancer

We all think it won’t happen to us, your friends and especially your family. For me today, it hit home.“CALL ME UNTIL YOU GET THROUGH” was the text I received from my mom today.“I wanted to let you know the results of dad’s test. Dad has CANCER.” She said with a chocked up teary eyed voice.“Ok, what kind of cancer?”“It’s in his esophagus…”...more

VLOG UPDATE: Women's Health Symposium Synopsis

This is a total VLOG post.  While I am glad to have that option (thanks BlogHer), I prefer writing, as I can edit more easily.  In fact, this VLOG is not well edited, as I don’t have the technology or the expertise.  So, please forgive the glares, the umms, the reading and my glasses. ...more Hi Robin:  I did some research and found that some "experts" think US ...more

My Journey to Grace


A Craving for Cheese Rolls

Last night I ran (walked) over to the store after class to pick up some spaghetti squash for today.  I hadn't eaten dinner before class and while I wasn't actually hungry, as I entered the store and saw the deli donuts and cheese rolls, I felt myself wanting one.I did not pause.  I kept walking, but I could feel my old eye scanners kicking in - "what is on that shelf that sounds good to eat".  ...more
@elaineR.N. The thing that has been the most fun has been learning how to use squash instead of ...more

Spanish-Style Shrimp With White Beans