Mom Life

Stupid, Crazy, Grief

Ha, yes indeed I have started and stopped writing here more times than any of us can count. That is the great thing here–no rules. Between my mom getting cancer (stupid cancer), and a stupid global pandemic that threw everything normal into abnormal, and then my mom passing away– plus a lot of other “normal […]

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I’m Baaaaaaack–and the Start of a Jello Adventure

For something like the fortieth time in the 13 years of this blog, I lost my mojo. The last thing I wanted to do was write–or share. I’m not the only person totally dragged down by this pandemic, but hey, sometimes I just like to feel sorry for myself. To be honest, it is a […]

7 Things I Learned at Adult Ballet Class

Once upon a time, I was a clumsy child. (I’m a clumsy adult now, but I digress). My mother, in a desperate attempt to keep me from breaking every bone in my body, signed me up for dance classes. I loved them (well, not tap, but I loved the rest). I was NEVER a good […]

Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

It is summer time here on the prairie. That means two things. First, it often feels too hot to cook. Second, the kids still seem to want to eat every day! So, this Tuesday I am sharing with you one of my favorite time savers–potatoes in the Instant Pot. I love a great baked potato, […]

How Noom Helps me Stay Grounded During Uncertain Times

**I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking my links I think at least once a day I say, “We are living in strange times.”. That is my code word for the crazy that is the Spring of 2020. In […]

Grandma Ida’s Congo Bars

Congo Bars are a great, simple, crowd-pleaser–with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! These simple bars are a taste of my childhood. The types of chips varied, according to whatever Grandma Schave had in the pantry, and hers most always also contained walnuts–because we had a walnut tree in our yard. I don’t […]

My Quarantine Project

I’ve been pretty quiet here lately. Mostly because, like the rest of America–and, quite frankly, the WORLD, I’ve been busy working from home, homeschooling kids (and yes, I know, I know, not REALLY homeschooling, but whatever), and managing our household. I’ve always cooked for a small crowd. When all of the “kids” lived at home, […]

So, I Did a Thing. Want to Follow my Noom Journey?

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It is no secret that I am a bigger girl. I love food. I love coffee with lots of floofy stuff in it. I have names for all of my gummy bears. BUT, I’m also […]