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There’s something about the beach that allows me to really appreciate the summer. The breeze tosses my hair around and the sound of the crashing waves soothes me as the sand exfoliates and warms my freshly manicured feet. No longer are we stuck in the drudgery of daily life, where everyone is forced to wear uncomfortable clothing in excessive heat [...]
No Excuses, No Apologies: Pasta Ribbons with Tapenade and Peppers I apologize a lot during the day. Example? “Sorry sweetie, you can’t play video games all day long, you know that…Sorry darling, you still can’t play with the outlets….Sorry, but you have to go to the dentist…sorry, no whining, no excuses. Sorry, you have to wear pants.” [...]
It’s mother’s day today. I have been given the perfect gifts. I have been given, the gift of sleep and the gift of time. Today I slept until ten-thirty, which hasn’t happened in over a year. When I did finally emerge from a much needed slumber, I had avoided multiple messes and meltdowns. Beautiful, loving cards and gifts were placed next to [...]
Graham Cracker Cereal Bars: I stared at the last chocolate bunny in the house, wondering, what his fate would be. I decided that cereal bars were in our immediate future. We needed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. So, something fast and easy was imperative. By immediate, I mean about 20 minutes, total. And I [...]