Several weeks ago we purchased some sourdough starter. This is the key ingredient in making sourdough bread. This starter is alive and is filled with yeast and bacteria that must be fed to be kept alive. Feeding it consists of giving it some flour… Continue Reading “WHAT’S IN A LOAF OF BREAD”

A Time for Rest

I decided to do something this Christmas that is very different for me. I decided to rest. For those who don’t know me, this probably sounds ridiculous. For this who do, you know this is a HUGE challenge for me. But I did it!… Continue Reading “A Time for Rest”

Keeping the Balance

Before I was a mom, I would get pictures from my mom friends of their kids in ridiculous situations. My response was always, “Oh my gosh are they ok?!?!” As a mom, now my responses is usually lots of laughing emojis followed by questions… Continue Reading “Keeping the Balance”


The last few weeks have not been easy. It started when I got sick. The fact that we would have to quarantine for two weeks didn’t seem all that bad. We made it to about 12 days, I was feeling great but then, low… Continue Reading “NOBODY LIKES A WHINER”


I know there are people out there that hate to have their food touch. Everything has to be separated and can not cross over to the other foods side. I am not one of those people. My sisters say all I eat are salads,… Continue Reading “GROWN UP GRILLED CHEESE”


A beautiful marriage is built on the back of a beautiful friendship.  This is truly where it starts.  A marriage built on anything else is like a house made of straw.  It will bend and break at the first signs of a storm.  This… Continue Reading “THE PATH TO A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE”

Episode 51: Thanksgiving 2020 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events / When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Orange Juice

Hello everyone and welcome back! Today Nathan and I are flying solo as we reflect on all that we can be thankful for, as we recorded this on Thanksgiving Day. This year has been different for all of us and to top it all… Continue Reading “Episode 51: Thanksgiving 2020 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events / When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Orange Juice”

Christmas Season!

Thanksgiving just ended. That can only mean one thing: CHRISTMAS TIME! It is now socially acceptable to put out the Christmas decorations and blast the Christmas music! But let’s face it, most of us started doing that weeks ago because you know, the Year… Continue Reading “Christmas Season!”

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

It’s Thanksgiving week. As a teacher, this begins the downhill trek to Christmas break and the New Year. Just to put it in perspective, there are 5 more Mondays in 2020. That sounds crazy to me! Friends. This year has been a doozy! We… Continue Reading “Self Care Isn’t Selfish”


A strong marriage is so important in so many ways.  That relationship in a household is like the leadership at a company or in the military.  If the leadership and the morale is bad, the company or the unit will feed off of those… Continue Reading “I AM PAPA CHP. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE PART 2”