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What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Cream Cheese Banana Bread

When I am old and gray and pass away, ie. like Rose on Titanic, an old lady warm in her bed, I have only a few recipes I want to be known for (cinnamon rolls, chocolate cake, pretty rolls and a good black bean avocado salad).  If the relatives feel like making these instead of the… Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Cream Cheese Banana Bread

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Other Mothers Monday: Joyce

I have a mother named Joyce.  She taught me an open door and an open pool when we come to visit Las Vegas.  She taught sincere questions and thoughtful answers about difficult topics.  She taught some very helpful emails about relationships and miscarriages.  She taught a happy laugh and a warm hug.  She taught once… Continue reading Other Mothers Monday: Joyce

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Spiritual Sunday: Consider the Lilies

I have always liked the scripture: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. (Mathew 6:28)  I have been a little confused by it too. What do lilies have to do with humans?  Well, the other night I was lying awake at 12:30 am thinking about the… Continue reading Spiritual Sunday: Consider the Lilies

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Why I don’t like working with my kids. How is that for honest AKA the tale of an attic

I wrote this Saturday but didn’t have time to post it. Disclaimer: This is coming off a Spring Break where it snowed a foot the first day and Blake has had viral bronchitis for a week.  Meaning he has been out of commission for a week and very ill.  So, take this with a grain… Continue reading Why I don’t like working with my kids. How is that for honest AKA the tale of an attic

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What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Jo’s Rolls

Disclaimer: I only knew Jo for three years, sadly.  I wish I had more to report on her but anyone who knows her knows she is just truly amazing and snarky and kind.  I will talk about her more someday in my “Other Mothers” series because there is a lot to say. And when someone… Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Jo’s Rolls

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Figuring me out again. (Apparently, it’s a lifelong process.)

Picture me 14 years ago.  Married to Blake for six months, going to college, dreaming of Europe and a Masters Degree (so I could be a librarian) and living in bliss. Blind bliss.  Blake says, “Do you think we should have a baby?” And I say “Huh?”  Wait, oh yeah, we got married because we… Continue reading Figuring me out again. (Apparently, it’s a lifelong process.)