Pork Chops with Apples: Instant Pot Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Butter, 2 apples, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, to taste, 1 t-spoon nutmeg, to taste, 4 pork chops, 1/2 cup water Salt and pepper, to taste. Directions: 1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté. As it warms up, cut up the apples and set aside. 2. Next, combine brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in a… Read more »

The Essentials for Mom’s with Low Milk Production

To wrap up World Breast Feeding week, I wanted to share some of the essentials that I found useful for nursing. Since this post is for women with low or just enough milk production, I want to say that however you feed your baby is what’s best. Although mothers are made to feel guilty about everything these days, there’s no… Read more »

Bold Discrimination

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I want to share an experience I had while applying for a freelance transcription job this past weekend. Some of you may already know about this, but I’m blogging about this for several reasons. First, there’s solidarity. Lots of people have these experiences and they can make you feel very isolated, but in reality, you are not alone. You are… Read more »

Coloring Outside the Lines

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It was a rainy afternoon here, so Rosebud and I were stuck inside. She had just finished her snack and it was time for play time. I usually turn on music for background noise when we play in the living room. Rosebud likes to build with blocks, care for her babies and pretend she’s Dr. Rosebud and gives me a… Read more »

Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta: Pressure Cooker Recipe

On Prime Day, I took advantage of the great deal they had on Instant Pots and this is my second attempt at using it, but my first real meal. This pasta dish was easy to make and it was delicious. It reminded me of the chicken penne they have at Ruby Tuesdays. I’m sure the homemade version is healthier even… Read more »

Teddy Bears and Picnics

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This is one of those slippery issues because it involves family, gift giving and societal pressures. Have you ever been in the situation where a family member gives your child a toy that was completely inappropriate? It could’ve been a toy that was developmentally too young or too old. Maybe it was something you’ve already said flat out no to,… Read more »

Rainbows and Oreos

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I’m a child of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s amazing how much the atmosphere has changed since then. Kids spend far less time outside, there have been huge advances in technology, an even larger push to be politically correct and an increase in public displays of hatred and the endless worrying for our children’s safety, even in schools where they… Read more »

Prime Day 2018: Bargains for Busy Moms

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If you are a busy multitasking mom, there are never enough hours in the day so finding time and money saving apps, products or services can be a life saver. Anything that makes life less stressful or reduces the amount of rushing around is fantastic! For those who don’t know, Prime Day starts tomorrow, July 16th at 3 p.m. ET…. Read more »

Owning My Guilt

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I’m reading Cara Alwill Leyba’s new book, “Like She Owns The place”. For those who don’t know, Cara is an author and master life coach who works to help women empower themselves and change their mindset. I found her online several years ago and discovered that a lot of her message resonates with me. One passage she wrote about guilt… Read more »