Posts Written OnApril 2016

The Most Difficult Job on the Planet

  There are those parents who are able to skate through parenting virtually unscathed; They can hardly fathom the stories they hear circulating among those “other parents”. And then there are parents who are broad sided by the brutality of teenage rebellion. In most instances it is truly just a phase, but while in the midsts of the war, it is impossible to see that this too shall pass. I guess  due to the sheer “volume”  of children we have, the odds are that at one time or another, we would be members of both groups. I am sure in…

Dinner on the Run: Chicken Tacos- Two Ways

  Life is finally waking up from its’ long winter hibernation, and we are back at the ball fields! Well, I am not personally back there, but many of my friends are!  And I know that it is much easier to enjoy the game if you know that dinner has already been made. Finding the time to cook dinner can become quite tricky during sports seasons, so a little preparation and an arsenal of quick and easy recipes can go a long way. One of my families favorite meals is chicken tacos, which I prepare two different ways. Neither of these…

Searching for Love in the Corn Fields

My oldest is having boy troubles. Well, maybe that isn’t the best way to put it, because in order to have boy troubles there would need to be a boy; And there in lies the problem. A lack of boys men. Bliss loves her work, and the people she works with. She loves to visit the big city, but would not want to live there. She enjoys fruity cocktails from the comfort of her couch, does not frequent the bar scene, and dislikes large gatherings of people. She lives in small town Americana; farm fields and meth labs. It is not…

The Basics of Pantry Organization

It is frightening the amount of pleasure I get from reorganizing a space! Or for that matter, from looking at organized spaces on Pinterest. I have come to realize that there are four basics that you must understand before undertaking such a task, and doing it properly: It will take time. More time than you assume it should take. Many times I have “cleaned” out the pantry, which consisted of moving things around and throwing out half eaten bags of pretzels and chips. In order to do a reorganize task properly, all contents must be emptied out. By doing so,…

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