Lentil Taco Bowls

About a year ago I instituted meatless Monday’s in our house.  Now, let’s be clear I am a carnivore through and through.  So are my kids.  But I also really believe in plant-based protein.  It’s delicious.  It’s healthy.  And it’s often very cost effective.  And it’s incredibly versatile.  It really encouraged me to mix things up!  So, one day perusing my pantry I found some lentils and thought, “what the hell do I have these … Continue Reading →

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Being a [Step] Mom: Teaching Our Kids About Bullying

This post won’t be what you thought.  It is about bullying.  But it’s more so about how the term “bullying” has gotten out of hand.  And how that is doing our kids a disservice. The term “bullying” has become such a hot button.  And quite honestly it should be in terms of having zero tolerance for such behavior.  This is one place where I think social media has helped us as parents and educators.  We … Continue Reading →

Personal Excellence: Why We Should Demand it from Our Kids

As a teenager I loved the movie “Love and Basketball”.  I remember watching it for the first time at a basketball sleep over in high school.  For a high school girls’ basketball team, it was amazing.  It’s quite literally about love and basketball.  Teenage romance aside, there is one line that has always stuck out to me.  The Coach says to the female lead in so many words, “Why do you think I’m so hard … Continue Reading →

Run Your Marathon

Running has become a constant in my life.  I’ve had my ups and downs, but running has truly become a part of who I am.  There are times when I’m incredibly regimented, increasing my miles and my pace.  Then there are times when I’m so busy it’s all I can do to get out for a quick 2 mile run after a crazy day, literally racing the sun set.  In the past I’d beat myself … Continue Reading →