Why is it that summer always has the illusion of time - no school, no extracurricular activities, more daylight hours - but there's still never enough time in the day?? Even in the summer a "quick meal" is the...
Let me start out by saying that I LOVE to bake. I really like making cookies, especially simple recipes. I am sure you are looking at the title of this article and thinking, “Sure, she likes to bake but simple?...
I co-wrote a post a couple of months ago describing my feelings towards the pumpkin spice latte, (I hate it), and at the end, I mentioned my favorite warm drink — a chai latte. Give me all the chai, please. Winter...
My children are competitive swimmers. This means that they spend long days at the pool, especially during swim meets. Weekend races can take all day, but most of the time my favorite swimmers are sitting pool-side snacking while they...
This is part two of a series about making your own sourdough bread starter and bread recipes. Make sure to read part one here! It's day one thousand whatever of quarantine. You've made your sourdough starter. You've either managed to...
With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I'm sharing my family's recipe for Shepherd's Pie. This is the real deal - trust me. I married into an Irish family, and they take things like Shepherd's Pie (and Guinness!)...
That's a pretty loaded title, eh? While this black elderberry syrup probably won't change your life, I do swear by it for curing whatever ails my family.  It is my first line of defense and go-to for just about...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Apples. Pumpkins. Cinnamon. Oh, my! I love pretty...
In honor of summertime and Father's Day last week, I'm sharing my dad's recipe for his amazing bourbon barbecue sauce. Not only will you use it during the summer grilling season, you'll want to make a few extra batches to...
I love everything about the fall season: football, cooler weather, and above all ... fall recipes! I've been a vegetarian for several years, and I am always on the hunt for delicious new recipes. While there is no shortage of...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Welcome to the Lazy Mom's Guide to...
When it comes to food, I have a couple weaknesses - baked goods, chocolate, coffee, and wine. I've always enjoyed the art of baking, but somewhere along the way I began to appreciate the baked goods being prepared (hence...

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Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma