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Holiday Spirits

The tree is up and the lights are on and shining bright. The star is on top and my holiday spirits lifted. Now bring on the cheer! Honestly every day is Christmas to me: joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith—and these next two weeks are all about… Read More


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Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Loaded with a healthy head o’ broccoli, this easy gluten free breakfast casserole is perfect for holiday brunches or make-ahead family breakfasts. And unlike many egg casserole recipes, this one substitutes shredded hash browned potatoes for bread. You can make it the night before if you’re short on time in the mornings or have a full… Read More


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Your Home

Writing my poem Your Home was probably one of the most profound, yet most delightful things I could possibly write about. An exception would be when I write about the beautiful people in my life, but then again, it’s the people that make a home and the peacefulness it brings you. Your home is a… Read More


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My Book!

Sometimes you have to quietly talk yourself into things. Or lightly pinch yourself. Give yourself a little self kindness boost and an earthy dimension to your day. This moment is REAL. I have a personal story to share. About a year ago, my son Doug reminded me that I used to write poems about his… Read More


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Smarter Every Day

Destin Sandlin has been educating and entertaining us with his intriguing Smarter Everyday videos that explore the world through science and makes learning fun for all ages. He’s an engineer who loves space too, so that’s a win-win for me. 🙂 My favorite Smarter Everyday video is Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop, but his latest… Read More


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Caesar Salad With Meatballs, No Croutons

You can’t eat meatballs without a salad. It’s just not right! And in the summertime, how ’bout meatballs on TOP of your romaine lettuce, instead of croutons? Add sauteed asparagus and portobello mushrooms with melted provolone for a unique, delicious, gluten-free Caesar salad! We don’t want to overload simple meals with too many things, but… Read More


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Hello Summer!

Yesterday was the June Solstice—the official First Day of Summer 2016. Summer is still that one time of year I feel like I could click my heels together—or hey, even do a cartwheel! (My friend Lori is 52 and does them wherever she goes 😆)  Everyone loves Summer… right? The weather is wonderful. Vacations begin.… Read More


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Unofficial Start of Summer

When the boys come home, we are fully obsessed with enjoying the great outdoors and cooking up something beautiful. It isn’t quite summer… but last weekend sure felt like it!  So last Friday was all about: • Walking at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge • Feeling over-the-top GRATEFUL  • Cooking up anything delicious with curry The first… Read More


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Immeasurable

The love we have for our children is extensive. Incalculable. Immense. So much that it can’t be measured. When a child is born, they become number one—even before ourselves. They are 100% dependent on us for all their needs. And as they grow, it’s a different set of things we do that they can’t be… Read More


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Grateful Dinner

We had a Grateful Dinner this weekend for our friends Bill and Spencer. We had no way to express our gratitude for all the things we wanted to thank Bill for—and we certainly couldn’t find enough words—so we expressed our appreciation with dinner! Boy, was this a long time coming. It was a special night.… Read More