10 Conversations I want to Have With My Teen

If I could take a long road trip with my teen, I would choose a destination that would take us down miles of those mid-western linear highways so that I could focus on our conversations and not worry about white-knuckle driving.  I wouldn’t chase after a hallmark sunset or a superb skyline because all I…

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A Simple, Versatile Real Food Breakfast Menu

If I could pick a period in which to breakfast, I would choose the Upper-class Regency Era in England, a la Downton Abbey season 1 for two reasons:  the menu was simple and unhurried.  The upstairs residents of the Regency Era households had the luxury of lingering over breakfast while engaging in polite chit chat…

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Book Banter: A Book Review From the Side Porch

Thanks for joining me in a monthly book banter.  If we are going to be coffee-sipping on the side porch friends, then I must unapologetically confess three of my weaknesses to you right now:  organic lipstick found for a bargain, organic coffee (lattes to be exact), and books.  Some women buy too many shoes; I…

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Farm Creatures

Our sheep. It all started out as a Mother’s Day gift and ended (or rather continues) with a small herd of ewes bearing the names of Jane Austen characters. Yes, Jane Austen characters: Jane, Charlotte, Fanny, etc. the list continues. Our sweet herd, is 100% Romney a breed best known for their curly, silky wool.…

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