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If You Need Some Hope. . .

Okay, things are CRAZY.  It feels like the entire world is moving closer to violence.  But people ARE still mostly good! Last night I ordered a pizza.  We order pizza about 3 times a year.  I ordered it online while the kids were at the playground (cause I’m sooooo efficient haha).  When I got home, I realized I had a
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Of SHIT, Preschoolers, and Electoral Politics

Weeewwww Nellieeeeeeee!!!! How about that election?  What a roller coaster! Anyone feel like somehow the great country of America just completely lost their shit? Understandable. But we haven’t lost our shit. That’s good and bad news. The shit is still here.  Lurking like a smuggled turd in my preschooler’s boxer briefs.  Lurking beneath the surface.  The proverbial shit is still
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#happylifetweaks: Managing the Melissa & Doug Sticker Mess

A few years ago, I read a blog post discussing great quiet activities and toys for toddlers and preschoolers.  One of the suggested toys was the Melissa & Doug brand reusable sticker sets. Reusable stickers?  I was intrigued. A quick Amazon search revealed they’re basically like the Colorforms of my childhood – only way better. I loved Colorforms!  I HAVE
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Explodes: Beet Reuben

THIS.  WILL.  ROCK.  YOUR.  WORLD. I can’t even pretend to be this brilliant in the kitchen,  so here’s the LINK We cannot stop eating our CSA beets this way, added calories be damned. . . Trust me. Best Ev-Ah! PS:  Are you wondering if my kids eat sauerkraut and/0r beets?  Not in this mix.  However, they’ll try a plain beet.
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#Happylifetweaks: Reluctant Mother v Sodium

Few months back Husband had one of those slightly bullshit health screens at work. I say slightly bullshit because I had been in a state of partial denial ever since. .  . My Husband, who weighs not much more than he did in High School. . .and yo yos 3 pounds max; My Husband, who runs 3 to 5 miles
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Reluctant Mother Attempts #Happylifetweaks

So, it’s frequently cold and dark in these parts this time of year.  Whether you have children or not, the weather might leave you feeling a little glum. I’m certainly hearing from several of my “mom friends” that the winter is starting to wear on them mentally, emotionally. . .parenting feels harder. . .motivation is lacking. . .chores feel wretched.
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Who The EFF is Riley?! Damn, Who The Hell Am I?

Ok. You know me, you know this much:  I am a Mom and I take that seriously – more seriously than I’ve ever pursued anything else in my life. I want to soak up every moment I have with my children before they decide they hate me err become independent. . .So, I. AM. ALWAYS. LURKING. We don’t have babysitters.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Nearly Um Orgasmic Cabbage

So winter CSA. . .it’s a LOT of cruciferous vegetables. . .and potatoes. Let’s not forget the potatoes. So.  Many.  Potatoes. I need a freaking plan for the potatoes people!! The rest of it?  I have a blissfully simple idea.  It’s fresh, clean, yummy. . . If you’re all “new year’s resolution-ary” or aspiring to get some more diverse veggies
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You Can Do This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Make a T-Shirt of Questionable Taste

WARNING:  If you are super sensitive and/or uptight you might be offended by this post. . .Possibly more so than the rest of my posts.  You should probably stop reading now. So one of my Brother’s has a wicked sense of humor.  And though I don’t get to see him often, whenever we get together, we laugh so hard our
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New Year’s Eve Mystery: A Story About A Bitch and Her Broom. . .

So, we have a lot of catching up to do. . .And I own that mess.  And I’m hoping I can clean it all up. . . Anyway, speaking of cleaning up. . . I actually like like like some of the women I met at the neighbor’s playgroup nearly a year ago.  And when the weather is good we
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