Not Enough

Do you ever want more of something? Clothes, shoes, cars, food, etc.? Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? It’s not true. Everyone is a child of God and everyone is enough. But do we ever feel like maybe we’re not? I grew up in a family of four with a mother, father, andContinue reading “Not Enough”

Watching Myself

Lately I have been watching myself as far as food consumption and content goes. My body and I have a complicated relationship. While I love all the things for which my body is capable, I am less fond of the few extra curves it sports as a result of some of the amazing things itContinue reading “Watching Myself”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”

Our Happy Independence Day!

A belated happy independence day to all of my people from the U.S. We celebrate each year (except for last year!) in our small village with a parade and fireworks. Not to brag, but we have the best small-town parade around! It’s so very American! We have fire trucks (with sprayers to wet down theContinue reading “Our Happy Independence Day!”

Does Size Really Matter?

Size. Body size specifically. Does it really matter? The PC answer is “Of course not!” However, when you have lived in a plus-sized body for any length of time, you know that it does. I have been chubby my whole life. Well, not as an infant, but ever since. I was the kid who alwaysContinue reading “Does Size Really Matter?”

My Daughter, the Witch?

I have written before regarding Child #1’s strange behavior, but I want to explain and ask for prayers. My firstborn daughter was stressed when I dropped her off at college last Fall for her Senior year. She told me she did not need me to stay to help her arrange her room, even though IContinue reading “My Daughter, the Witch?”

Sibling Rivalry

Do you deal with sibling rivalry in your household? Maybe you grew up with it. Maybe your watch your children or grandchildren going through it. What purpose does it serve, you may wonder? Growing up, my older sister and I did not get along well. I don’t think she ever forgave me for being born.Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”

Just Smile

Have you ever noticed that when you smile at someone, they generally smile back? It can diffuse a tense situation or make a new friend. Just turn up the corners of your mouth and let someone know you care. I bring this up because recently child #3, my special needs girl, was having a smallContinue reading “Just Smile”

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days? The kind of day that nothing seems to go right and the best you can hope for is a good nap? Yeah. Today was one of those days. I won’t bore you with everything that went wrong. Just understand that while everything did not go wrong, many,Continue reading “One of Those Days”