A Fragrant Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples to Enjoy During the Quiet Moments

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“Well, we’re in the midst of it.” You hear yourself say to yourself with a sigh. Winter Break. Christmas Vacation. The “Holidays”. And, you want to be that Mom. Really you do. You know, the one who is fun all the time. But you see, you have a “noise aversion”. And with each day that […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Dried Cherries (aka My Own "Bottle Cap")

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All right, so last Monday morning wasn’t exactly my proudest parenting moment. But you can’t really blame me. No. It’s not my fault how I was raised. You see, when I was young and my siblings and I would scrape a knee, cut a finger, crack our heads open or break an arm, my father […]

Skippin’ Down the Trail Oatmeal Cookies

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Remember when you could run with wild abandon down the trail and your only concern was whether or not you might slip on the gravel under foot? Although, perhaps that hadn’t even entered your mind but was simply the worry of the mother watching from behind. The mother torn between the image of you there, […]