Ingredients: 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup diced onions 1 tsp diced garlic 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced green beans 4 cups riced cauliflower (steamed) 8 oz diced chicken 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 2 large eggs (scrambled) Directions: In a small frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add … Continue reading Cauliflower Fried Rice
This post is all about the courage and strength you find when you have your little one depending on you! ❤️
When people think of foreign they think of languages, countries, affairs, and literature. I could get a tutor for the languages and literature, guides when in other countries and C-Span for affairs but what if there isn’t anyone to lead?
My first real experience with something foreign occurred in my early 20’s. I was a mother of a vibrant and fearless toddler when I went through my first divorce. I had to get a job, babysitter, learn to change the oil in my car, to learning something as basic as replacing batteries in the smoke detector. Ok, maybe not that, but let’s just say I was the only adult in the house and needed to raise my daughter.
It was a southern stormy night when the tornado sirens started howling. I grabbed my daughter and headed for the closet. I remembered that the water heater closet was next to the…
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My daughter turns 13 on Monday. Until now I have been pretty confident in my parenting, but we are entering a foreign world now. As babies I needed to feed them, comfort them, protect them. As toddlers I needed to watch over them, teach them, hug them. As students I needed to help them, guide … Continue reading Confessions of a Mom in a Foreign Land
I wish I had a talisman, a lucky rabbit’s foot or some trinket to bring me luck. This charm would bring me good fortune beyond my wildest dreams. Sadly, I have not found this jewel. What I’ve achieved I’ve done through hard work, perseverance and unfailing determination. I’ve pressed on past paralyzing fear. I’ve persisted … Continue reading Have the Courage to Find Your Talisman
Have you ever felt invisible? You're there, you really are, but no one can see you? I have felt this way countless times, especially while I was married. Was my voice not important? I'm RIGHT HERE! Why can't you see me? Why can't you hear me? For a time I continued to feel this way … Continue reading I Have Been Absolutely Invisible a Billion Times
Yesterday I was nominated twice for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so you're seeing a second post for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am so grateful that people are reading what I'm putting out there. Please be sure to check out these bloggers! This nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award came from Anita at Discovering Your … Continue reading And the Winner for the Second Sunshine Blogger Award Is…
Yesterday I was nominated twice for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is an amazing community and I'm proud to be a part of it. The support and encouragement these bloggers give to each other should be replicated in other online and offline forms! Thank you to everyone who has come, read what I have to … Continue reading And the Winner for the Sunshine Blogger Award Is…
I am a twin. We are not identical but people who don’t know us, or don’t know us well have trouble telling us apart. To be fair, in pictures from when we were babies and toddlers even I can’t tell us apart (my mother has trouble with it too). Those who know us well however … Continue reading You Need to Know – We Are Not the Same
My tastes have changed significantly over the past few years. When I was married I was a very picky eater. I didn't like my food to touch on the plate and preferred my food bland. Today I eat almost everything and prefer everything mixed together. I have done a complete 180. I eat a lot … Continue reading Add a Little Spice – Chicken Tortilla Soup
Just the kick in the pants some of us need. Change is hard but so worth it!
Hello loves ❤
If you hate your job so much you’d rather do just about anything other than get up and go to work, quit. If you hate coming home at the end of a long day because you can’t stand to look your partner in the face, leave. If you are sick and tired of the way your life is going, do something about it.
If you hate your life that much–change it. Stop moaning and groaning about it, and actually do something.
Do you think anyone wants to work with someone who is miserable? No. Do you think you’re doing yourself or your partner a favor by staying with them when you can’t stand to be in the same room as them? No. Do you think you’re really going after what you want when you half-ass things and give up after a few bumps? Nope.
Things aren’t going…
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We are all tigers!
We’ve all seen various versions of this photo, but the point is always the same. It does not matter of others only see the small kitten that you may physically be. What’s important is the very reflection that you see yourself. Once you see the vision of the beautiful white, Siberian tiger…..believe that you are that tiger. Your every move, mannerism and action should be that of the majestic tiger. The more you act like that tiger….the more others will begin to see you as that tiger as well!!
My daughters have a hard time accepting praise. They blush when given compliments and tell me to stop. I won't stop. These girls are amazing. I love them beyond all reason, but even those less biased know how special they are. I hope in time they learn to accept this about themselves. There are so … Continue reading This is What Makes Young Girls Blush