Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Vegan Smokey Bean Soup – Feeds a Family

I am a soup and sandwich girl.  But I wanted to create a vegan soup that's healthier than the canned alternative.  And I wanted a really big batch so I can feed the family and freeze some for later.  So I created this very loose recipes for smokey bean soup. And I mean loose.  I … Continue reading Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Vegan Smokey Bean Soup – Feeds a Family

Rock a Thrift Store Like Macklemore – Let’s Pop Some Tags

Thrift store shopping is like a sport for me and in my area we have more thrift stores than you can shake a stick at.  I am a firm believe in "One man's trash is another man's treasure".  I don't mean to toot my own horn (yes I do) but I have become a pretty savvy … Continue reading Rock a Thrift Store Like Macklemore – Let’s Pop Some Tags

The Hallway Scene – Spinning My Wheels and Getting No Where

You know the hallway scene from many a movie?  The one where someone is trying to get to something at the end of the hallway but the hallway just keeps getting longer and longer and as hard and fast as they run it seems they will never reach the end.  I've actually had nightmares about … Continue reading The Hallway Scene – Spinning My Wheels and Getting No Where

Mothering an ADHD/ODD Child – Introduction

Yep.  #1 in a series that could be very loooooong.  You see I started a post that included all the daily challenges, frustrations (and they are many), and hats I have to wear as a mom to a child with a moderate to severe ADHD/ODD and general anxiety diagnosis.  I started that post thinking it would be … Continue reading Mothering an ADHD/ODD Child – Introduction

Confidence in a Shade of Red.

Last Saturday, a mere 4 days ago (a lifetime), I woke up like every Saturday.  I had my morning cup of coffee, got dressed, and made sure my 12y.o. was dressed, fed, and ready to go to roller derby.  You should also know that in the last 2 months we have been to Disneyland, Great … Continue reading Confidence in a Shade of Red.

20 Earth Friendlier Uses for Baby Wipes Containers – STOP! Don’t throw away that plastic gold!

You wanna know how to solve the world's plastic problem?  Well I can't tell you how to solve the big picture but I think it starts in our own homes with individual choices and some baby steps.  So while the world figures out how to control it's growing garbage problem, I am going to be … Continue reading 20 Earth Friendlier Uses for Baby Wipes Containers – STOP! Don’t throw away that plastic gold!

Seizing The Mothership – Experiment #1 Throwing Out The Dishes Because Mama’s Pissed.

I have been just a little more than tired and pissed off lately.  I am downright drained to the bottom of my bucket.  In fact, my bucket is fucking empty and forming a hole in the bottom.  In addition to my everyday life sucking activities, I have Seasonal Affective Disorder and I live in a city ranked … Continue reading Seizing The Mothership – Experiment #1 Throwing Out The Dishes Because Mama’s Pissed.

Today I Feel Like a Sassy Bitch

Yep, I am a social introvert.  I have on days, and then I have days when I shouldn't be allowed in public.  Such is the life of a mother Gemini with a grandiose identity crisis.  But today, today I could start some shit. Some days I wake up and I can take the world by … Continue reading Today I Feel Like a Sassy Bitch

9 Reasons I Cried Yesterday, Today, and Maybe Tomorrow

Or things that happen every day but when my bucket is empty I just can't even. Towels and dishes didn’t clean up themselves. Every morning I rise and shine to towels on the floor after only one use and dirty clothes, especially socks EVERYWHERE but the laundry hamper.  Almost every dirty dish and water glass (like 100 … Continue reading 9 Reasons I Cried Yesterday, Today, and Maybe Tomorrow

Tween Play Dates = Mama Trauma

This is pretty much how it goes for me every day when I pick my girls up after school. 12y.o. Daughter: “Can I have a playdate?” Me:  “No.” Wait for it……BAM! Daughter: “BUT WHY?  Don’t say you’re tired because you’re always tired.  I spent all day in school working hard and all I’m asking for … Continue reading Tween Play Dates = Mama Trauma