Dumb name, but I made it up three seconds ago. You may call it whatever you want. Name it something fancy for your next dinner party, just don't tell them it's made of beer. What? Yes. Domestic beer, in fact. Here it is: 1 yellow onion Avocado oil or another that withstands high heat 1 … Continue reading Stupid easy red sauce
Yeah, so, um, maybe, like, please put your phone away and pay attention to what you are doing so you don’t accidentally rear-end me in the school drop-off line. Yes. This happened. I may have cussed pretty loudly while unintentionally making eye contact with my sweet angel baby in the rearview mirror. He looked scared. … Continue reading Back it up and put it down
All right, let's get started. Easy Italian-ish Spaghetti Squash Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash 1 jar marinara or your favorite homemade red sauce. (Since it is October, I strongly recommend the butternut- or pumpkin marinara from Aldi. I am not kidding and this is not an advertisement. It is THE BEST. But NOT the pumpkin … Continue reading Paleo night: Squash it
First: An unrelated anecdote. Every day after school I have to remind the big kid to stop pretend-battling his imaginary Pokémon and start doing his reading. Today: the little kid declared, "When I'm in Kindergarten and first and second and third grade, I'm going to do my reading right away. You will only have to … Continue reading On my way to enjoying saying “No.”
I'm just going to start with the recipe at the top so WordPress doesn't tease my blog with a triggering photo of my creepy basement. I think the last post's teaser photo was enough to make everyone bite down on their pillows and scream. Sorry about that. To make up for that, here's a picture … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.
It's Thursday so, course, I've had it up to here with nonsense. One too many sightings of dudes explaining things to women on social media today, and now mommy's done. DONE. Dunzo. A lot of people are mad about "45" hosting Kanye in the Oval Office today for... some kind of truly unfortunate and awkward … Continue reading I have a headache and I’m cranky so buckle up.
On Monday I believe I promised to report back today with a full list of things I noticed about my children in the first half of the week. Since we had a total of nothing to do last night and Monday night, I'm happy to tell you I did not fill the time with extra … Continue reading My weird family
If you follow me on WordPress, you've probably noticed a section on my home page called "affiliate links." Bloggers and their followers already know what these are, so if you're one of those, you can skip ahead to the fourth paragraph. For the uninitiated, affiliate links are merchants who have shared a little bit of … Continue reading A few words about clicks
The other day, when I picked up my oldest, he bolted out the school door and said, "Wait, can't we go to the book fair?" I was herding us all down the sidewalk. I hadn't even had time to ask about his day. There hasn't been any hugs or hellos yet. I was confused because … Continue reading School book fairs and other urgent matters
It's Sunday, which to me is a day of traditions. There are a lot of traditions with which I was raised that I have since let go of. For example, I don't force my kids to pray in public or out loud at family meals, for reasons I'm not going to go into here. Another … Continue reading Pinch-free zone