What Food Do You Miss That's Not Around Anymore?

Years ago, there was a restaurant just up the road at a local mall that featured an appetizer known as "No Soup Soup." Basically, it was a little cast-iron pot full of melted, gooey cheese (if memory serves, a five-cheese blend) served with two little loaves of crusty bread and homemade tortilla chips to dip in it.The stuff must've been mixed by breasts of virgins and breathed upon by angels in the oven because damn, was it good. One day, the ex and I made our twice-monthly pilgrimage to the restaurant only to find they'd taken it off the menu. We were devastated! ...more

Start Your Week Off With These 5 Really Good Reads

I love a good read, and sometimes I come across an article that pulls me in and won't leave my brain for the rest of the day. I've recently come across several like this, so I thought I'd give you some reading fodder for the week and share with you. Give them a read-through ....more

Happy Almost-Independence-Day! Let's Celebrate!

It's that time again - time to celebrate all the fun that goes with living in this loud, brash, occasionally maddening but wonderfully entertaining country. Sure, we don't all get along, but when push comes to shove, it's still a good place to be. I love my country, and I love it's people....more

Fireflies And Faith - Fifteen Years Of Living With A Miracle

Some of you may remember that my children - like all kids - are miracles. But mine are a little more so than average. They were the culmination after five long years of an infertility battle and the product of science and technology, perfectly incubated for the first 72 hours of their existence in petrie dishes before being carefully transferred - along with their sibling embryos who didn't stick around - into my womb to await a final outcome ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: It's All About Perspective (And Air Conditioning)

The air conditioner is on the fritz And the humidity and heat are through the roof So I dug out this picture To remind myself You don't have to shovel sunshine, honey Quit yer gripin' It could be worse ...more

The Problem With Autism (Sometimes) Is Calling Everything A Problem

Please take this survey! The post begged. They were researchers looking for information from parents of children on the autism spectrum....more

The Problem With Autism (Sometimes) Is Calling Everything A Problem

 Please take this survey! The post begged....more

11 Great YouTube Channels That Will Eat Your Life

You Weren't Planning On Doing Anything Today, Were You?At some point over this last weekend, I got directed to a cool YouTube video that led me to another and another and eventually I'm watching some weird series on giraffes in the wild Serengeti and it's seven hours later. I was sucked down the YouTube hole, and time had no meaning anymore.And since today is Monday and we're all back at work (well, you are - I'm home with a sick kid), I figured I'd keep you from your assigned tasks by leading you down the primrose path to YouTube land myself.Here's a list of some really awesome life-eating, time-stealing channels you can watch on YouTube:Read more » ...more

Love Is Love - Whether You Expected It Or Not

[Photo: Getty Images - Mark Wilson...more

Love Is Love - Whether You Expected It Or Not

[Photo: Getty Images - Mark Wilson] When my daughter was born, I had all kinds of visions of the future. She'd be beautiful, of course. And smart ....more