Dear Family, I will miss you this Christmas…

I have never been away from home for Christmas. I know, for many, that is more comon than not. I have always listened to the words “I’ll be home for Christmas, you can plan on me…” And felt sorrow for those who cannot be with their loved ones. Service men and women and people who…

Let’s cook together!

I am thoroughly enjoying all of the questions I am getting about my recipes! Questions about substitutions and subtle nuances that I may not have included in the recipes… Questions about plating and serving too! This is SO fun for me and I am completely thrilled to be getting these questions because that , means…

Paper Treasure

I have found great joy in things of little value. My grandmother’s buttons, my other grandma’s biscuit and cookie cutters, my best friend’s belt… These things might be cast aside as junk by some and truly, they may in fact, be junk. However, to me they are immersed in memories and an ethereal joy that…

Dear Diary, I was sad today…

Dear Diary, I was sad today and I decided that it was ok.  Ok, you aren’t my diary and most of you probably don’t care too terribly much about my mood, but I’m certain of one thing… You’ve all been sad. Chances are, you’ve also been told “cheer up!” Or “don’t be sad!”. Don’t be…

Mindful Monday:

I’ve just spent the last five days celebrating, relaxing, laughing, crying, eating, drinking and enjoying life with a dozen women. We left our husbands significant others and children behind and took some time to be women. Not mothers, not wives, not care givers, not teachers, not bosses… just women. Just friends. There was no drama, there…

Game Changers: Joanne (maiden name Lynch)

I was having a rough morning. I was impatient with my kids and sour toward my husband for no other reason than I’ve got a stupid sinus infection and I’m a bit dragged down. I got into my car and the fuel gage read “0 miles fuel remaining”. Damn it! The Rock Star left me…

Mindful Monday Part Two: Weekly Update

No, I did not forget to update you all on my progress in my own personal “Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge”. I lost another pound and a half for a total of 5lbs since I started. Meal planning on a weekly level has been HUGE! Such an easy way to hold myself accountable. Grabbing the…

A Formal Appology To My Second Child, “What’s his name”.

I’m sorry child number two! You don’t know it, but you’ve totally gotten the shaft! Your older brother was an only child for five years, he got so much one on one time and SO much attention! You… well, you are getting hand me downs and after thoughts. I helicopter parented your brother. I hovered…

Mindful Monday: The mixed bag

Well, here we are again at the beginning of another beautiful and promising week! I have a full and demanding calendar and a commitment to take care of myself through all of it! Why is this week’s post a “mixed bag”? It’s because, in the spirit of “Mindful Monday’s” I will be sharing three things…

Going out with a BANG: The Swearing Mom Celebrates Independence Day!

My family is one of tradition. We always celebrated holidays in similar ways and with the same people and it was always important that we were together. The 4th of July was always a good time! Cousins, swimming, barbecue and fireworks! It doesn’t get much better than that for a kid. Having moved, we have…

Ask The Swearing Mom: Weight Loss

Hey there swearing mom, I have been struggling with this “body fat” I have, I love food and don’t normally go on the “traditional diets”. I just wanna loose the belly fat without the exercise, but don’t know where to start? Any ideas? Help! Signed, I don’t wanna diet Dear I don’t wanna!, Listen girl,…

Tattoos: How to be a trashy female.

I got my first tattoo when I was 18. It was a dumb little thing which has long been covered up. I didn’t really find my love of body art until my oldest son, Cosmo was about two years old. Since then, I have gotten a myriad of pieces and it seems as though I…