The Weekend They All Got Baptized

As a mom of three kids who are so close in age, there’s not much my kids don’t do together.  When they were little, because two of them have birthdays a week apart, we often did birthdays parties, together, and in this current season of our lives they are learning how to drive together, exploring colleges together, and this fall – all three will experience high school tgether.  Continue reading

Salad Speak 101

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I’ve learned many lessons in my 44 years on this earth. One is the healing power of nutrition. While I love my french fries as the next girl, I also know that getting vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables is extremely important. When I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes two years ago, one of the most important choices I made with my eating habits was to eat at least one or two servings of salad a day. Unfortunately though, I ran out of salad recipes pretty quickly and for the teenagers in my family, it was one of several things:

  • We used too much salad dressing
  • We used too little salad dressing
  • No matter how much salad we ate, it never felt like a main course

And lastly, our salad schedule was this: toss salad, ceasar salad, spring mix, and club salad. Then we would repeat. Every week for almost two years.  Continue reading