Letter to my son: Gone from my arms into Uncle Sam's

You  left even though it was so hard to let you go.  It seems unreal that you are a man. Not my chubby 2-year-old yelling for more “milkie”– but a man.  A 22-year-old man.  You were always here.  Answering my every call. When I come home from work, I can always count on your company. Your constant presence....more

Mothering While Single: The Fear of Letting Go

I can't sleep in an isolated place without pills, earplugs, and both my children in bed with me for fear of scary, feral characters with a hankering for the wilderness. Mariella Frostrup  years ago my two younger sons started staying out late....more

8 Stress busting activities that can help calm your nerves

"Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit.” Stress Symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior. Mayo Clinic....more

Fumbling around in darkness

 Lately I've not felt like doing much. Not blogging. Not reading. Not writing.  Sometimes I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall. At other times I feel like I'm fumbling around in darkness.  I struggle with anger when I'm overwhelmed by hot flashes, creeping over me like microwave caressing leftovers.This is a post of many contradictions. But it reflects my inner turmoil....more

A Daughter's Wisdom

I was watching a DVD of Dr. Christiane Northrup's Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdon on FMTV.com the other day. Actually, I really do watch it almost every week. She is so insightful and very funny.  Anyway, in listening to her, even at age 50+, I felt I was listening to a mother speaking lovingly to her daughter....more

Super Juicing Me: Standing up to a Challenge

On Monday, June 2, I will begin my participation in two challenges; Writing 101 by WordPress and SuperJuiceMe 28 day detox program.  Yes, I will be consuming nothing but good, organic nutrients from June 2-29!...more

My Favourite Cookbook

This post is in response to NaBloPoMo's prompt: "Tell us about your favourite cookbook." I have fallen behind on my posts but trying to catch up this weekend....more

T. Never. I Aim to Play.

I don’t follow recipes. I read them, ponder them, then I go off and do my own thing. My cookbooks have clean pages because they are seldom, if ever used.  When I read recipes, I get bored halfway through.  I will read the title, “Yummy Carrot Muffins” and then go straight ahead and make muffins without the carrots.  What can I say. I am who I am....more

Someone at My Service or DIY

“Would you ever want a personal chef, or do you enjoy cooking your own meals?”It would be nice to have a personal chef every once in a while. But I think for me that would grow old fast.  Yes, having someone prepare a scrumptious meal when I come home tired and hungry after a long day would be really handy some days. However, I would have more fun preparing my own meals....more

If Wishes Were Horses and all Things Organic

So today, Nablopomo challenges us to “Tell us how you wish you ate if it’s different from your day-to-day reality.” ...more