Tag: family

Talking Turkey: The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sides

Talking Turkey: The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sides

Welcome to this year’s first installment of Talking Turkey!  Today, the sides are the star as I humbly present to you The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sides!! Regardless of whether you are Team Turkey or Team Ham, the Thanksgiving sides are really where it’s at.  […]

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The longer that I am a parent, the more I am convinced that there are people – children specifically – who live in my house that I’ve never even met before. No, it’s not because of the endless supply of laundry that seems to come […]

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Dear Reader — You’re going to have to excuse me for a moment.  See, today’s a rather big deal in my family.  My dad is actually retiring.  And, while I’ve noted this fact on my social media accounts, that doesn’t mean much to my parents.  […]

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

I was a 15 year-old sophomore in high school when my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  That is quite a milestone, isn’t it?  Even at such a young age, I remember feeling the importance of it.  Looking back, it seems like such a long […]

September Reads — I Honestly Loved Them All

September Reads — I Honestly Loved Them All

It’s not often that I can honestly say I loved every book I read in a month.  Usually, I’ll like some more than others.  There might even be books that I downright dislike.  But to have read a book a week for a whole month […]

Words.  What Can Our Kids Control?

Words. What Can Our Kids Control?

Picture this scenario.  Kid A teases Kid B in an off the cuff, flippant manner.  Kid B, who has been having a hard day to start with, bites Kid A’s head off.  For reasons Kid A can’t even begin to understand, what started as joke […]

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Happy Back to School season, everybody!!  And to those of you in my school district, happy first day of school!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made my Grandmother’s heath brownies and I can’t wait to share them with you. Before we do that, though, […]

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

Hi.  I’m Beth.  I’m 42 years old and I am not having a midlife crisis.  A midlife confusion, though?  Yeah, that sounds about right. See, I’m in this really weird stage of life right now and, frankly, it has confused the hell out of me.  […]

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

Only two books on the July Reads list?  Say it isn’t so!  Yes, friends.  I only got around to reading two books this month, but they were both heavy hitters in their own rights.  One was an historical fiction novel that’s on all the must-read […]

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

It’s August!  School is starting soon and life is about to get really crazy, am I right?  Well, today, I’m sharing with you a few tips and tricks for monthly (yes, I said monthly) menu planning that will make your life so much easier. Yes, […]