Monday, March 27, 2017
This quote is one of my favorites and one I try to remember each day. It's a hard lesson to learn, but you have to just be yourself. Don't let your perception of another person's reality cloud your happiness. It's usually not all it's made up to be. We are constantly engaging with our friends and family on social media. It's the first thing we do in the morning and the last thing we do at night. We are inundated with posts about luxurious gifts, on a whim trips and impromptu date nights. This is mostly bologna. If you are married and have children when the hell do you have time to pee alone let alone be whisked off to Mexico for a weekend? You can't just leave in a minutes notice without chaos ensuing. Why would your husband buy you a new beamer when the minivan you're driving is only a year old?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ah Pandora, what is going on with you? I believe that I have a love hate relationship with you. When your good your good but when your bad, Wow it’s bad. I recently read an article about Pandora losing money to other “Free” music sites. It makes sense to me but don’t punish the loyal listeners. We have been with you since day one. It makes a Mom's day of cleaning so much nicer if you have great music to listen to.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Photo credit to Food Network
For those of you in need of some gluten free recipes, please check out Gluten Free Thanksgiving recipes. I was surprised at how delicious some of them looked. They have some great dishes so you can make something for everyone. Check out Gluten Free Thanksgiving recipes for more information. The Food Network also has great options. You can find them here.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Don't be silent and hope someone else will do something. It only takes a second to save a child's life. Child abuse has become a huge issue in the US. Too many cases of abuse go unnoticed and result in the death of an innocent child. To find out what you can do to help stop child abuse please visit Childhelp Chapters to find a local chapter.
Please read the below statistics from Childhelp.org
National Child Abuse Statistics
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse.
It is estimated that between 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
Approximately 70% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
In at least one study, about 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 is $124 billion.
14% of all men in prison and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice the frequency seen in the general population.
Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
This is one of my families favorite treats for the holidays. Make sure you have milk in the fridge because you can't eat these without it. They are very rich. Oh and don't tell my Mom that I just made these. They are her favorite :)
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
2 - cups granulated sugar
3 - tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 - cup butter
1/2 - cup evaporated milk
1/2 - teaspoon salt
3 - cups quick or old fashioned oats
1/2 - cup creamy peanut butter
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat add butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk and salt.
Stir until butter is melted and ingredients are
Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until completely melted.
Add vanilla and oatmeal while mixing well.
Drop by tablespoon full onto wax paper.
Let cool completely on waxed paper.
Remove the cookies once they have set up. They are delicious so make plenty because the go fast. At least they do in my house.