Thanks, mom!


I’m so grateful I had (still have!) THAT kind of mom. The kind of mom who made our Halloween costumes every year. (That’s me and my brother, circa 1965. I’m the flower. My brother was a monarch butterfly.) The kind of mom who threw elaborate-themed birthday parties. The kind of mom who tried desperately to [...]

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup


Not only does this sound like a cozy way to warm up on a chilly fall day, it’s a delicious way to do it too! I’ve done a “healthy make over” of a popular soup recipe to drop calories and fat, so we can enjoy this comforting favorite without wrecking our healthy living goals. After all, sweaters [...]

Cultivating generosity


This whole birthday thing left me feeling all grumpy and out-of-sorts last week – the anticipation of something you dread is always worse than the thing itself – but yesterday, on my actual birthday, I decided something. One of the tried and true methods to improve your mood is by reaching out to others. Really, [...]