Why Tacos on Tuesday are a Necessity (Even if it’s Not Tuesday)

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The minute my head snuggles down into my pillow each night, I am out. Practically unconscious. There are times when my hubs is watching SportsCenter on the TV, my kids and the dog are hanging out on my bed, and there I lay sound asleep with my eye shades on and my earplugs in. Most […]

Comforting Yourself with Turkey and Bacon Meatballs

You had been told that this would happen. This ever-increasing independence. The wings starting to flap. You’d read about it in books. You’d been told, many, many times by all the people who came before you but still, for you, you weren’t quite ready. No, you’re still back in preschool when she’d cry and call […]

Lighten Up Chili (i.e. Even in the Midst of Teenage Chaos There is Something to be Learned)

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There I was in organizing bliss. Well, actually, scratch that. I was hyperventilating and covered in perspiration as I surveyed the boxes of games and puzzles with missing pieces and cried out in desperation, “Someone get me an Old Fashioned!” even though I don’t drink Old Fashioneds but my Granny always used to ask for […]