corn muffins made using flaxseed egg
Before I left for Arizona last week, I went grocery shopping, anticipating that if I got home, we’d be snowed in. Operation #GetMelissaHome was successful. I rolled into the kitchen on Saturday morning ready to cook, only to realize with shock that I hadn’t bought eggs!!
For most people, this probably wouldn’t have been a problem, but all the men in my house are vegetarian. I planned to make a couple of veggie loaves to span the days I anticipated we would be snowed in. Most vegetarian loaves require…eggs. Continue reading →
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Today, I tried to beat winter storm Jonas home – and won! 🙂 I left on a work trip on Wednesday, knowing that the storm was coming and that it was likely I’d get stuck some place that wasn’t Maryland. Wanted to share some things I learned during the trip. Continue reading →
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Would you go to a baby shower where you didn’t know the baby’s mom or dad? Would you purchase a gift and play the silly baby shower games like “Guess the mommy’s tummy size in toilet paper squares” for a woman you’d never met?
About three weeks ago, I received an Evite to a baby shower, but the name of the mom being showered was completely unfamiliar to me. Curious, I opened it – because it came from a friend – and read the following (I’ve paraphrased): Continue reading →
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For some crazy reason, I decided to go on this 10-day green smoothie cleanse with some girlfriends. Those of you who know me well know that I am the anti-natural-anything. I believe in drugs. There was no question of me not having an epidural (and for the record, childbirth was NOT intended to be painful – that only came after the distribution of bruised heels and stepped-on heads as detailed in Genesis 3. Don’t believe me? Which part of pain would have belonged in perfect Eden? But I digress…). Anyway, suffice it to say, I do not do natural.
So I signed up with much fear and trepidation. The ONLY reason I went ahead with it is that the instructions said that you could eat nuts and crunchy vegetables when you got hungry. Continue reading →
Tonight I was blithely going about my business – helping the boys with homework, fielding random phone calls, thinking about what I would blog about this evening, wishing for this 10-day smoothie detox to be OVER (we’ll blog about that later in the week) – when a friend sent me a text. It was serious, so I texted her back and she started sharing the details. When she was finished, I literally had to sit down.
Just last week, she and I were happily joking about the things going on in our lives, and today it’s like – bam! Those things seem so inconsequential now. Continue reading →
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Over the past month, I’ve been encouraging two friends of mine to blog about some personal experiences they’ve been going through. I told them that it might help them as they deal with the issues. They both politely declined. 🙂 I can’t blame them. I wasn’t pushing – I love writing and simply thought they might benefit.
But then I realized / remembered that I have this blog. That while I’m here telling people all about the benefits of blogging, I haven’t written anything for in…..well, I couldn’t even remember the last time I wrote. Continue reading →