Archives for October 2011

I’m A Slacker Parent

It’s Halloween and I’m sitting on my sofa in my PJ’s. Peanut is at school and I’ve been at work since 7:20. Yes, I realize how lucky I’m am to be sitting here working while HGTV is blaring in the background. Unfortunately, I’ve also realized what a slacker parent I am as Peanut’s Halloween costume isn’t […]

I Like My New Jeans, But Only Ironically

Peanut is 11 and has developed his own fashion style. Which means my opinion is no longer relevant. Yes, that’s the sound of my wallet snapping shut. However, I recently stopped in at H&M while on a work trip and picked him up a pair of jeans. You know the kinda, somewhat slim in cut, […]

Fall Cooking with Costco — Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Did you know it’s National Pork Month? I didn’t either, until the Motherhood and Costco reached out for me to cook a pork tenderloin for my readers and share the recipe. It’s definitely something I was up for. I love to cook and the family dinner is a tradition I want to pass down to […]

Holy Hot Flashes Bat Man!

I’m sitting here writing this post. I’m in shorts and a tank top with the deck door open, ceiling fan on high and I’m sweating. Did I mention it’s 45 degrees out? Welcome to peri-menopause.  I’m only 38 and didn’t think this could be happening to me, but it makes a lot of sense. I’ve […]

Picaboo! Christmas is almost here! And Free Cards!

Happy Holiday friends! What? Don’t fall out in the floor. Christmas will be here before you know it and believe me, I’m already sweating it. See, I don’t shop after mid-November and I’ve not done any yet. Yes, this is me stressing out. I really don’t want to be in the stores post Thanksgiving. I […]

A Pig That Won’t Default: Pork Recipes and A Costco Giveaway

I’m a born and bred North Carolinian. Pork is staple around these parts and to be quite honest, we get down right volatile over our recipes here…especially BBQ. I’m from the Western part of the state and we like it sweet and tangy. In the Eastern part of the state they like a lot of […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Halloween Costume

I must be PMS’ing, because this Chocolate Chip Halloween Costume looks good enough to eat! Now? My only problem is wondering if I’ll be able to outrun the kids who are chasing me with a large glass of milk!   Home / Crafts / Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookie Make a clever costume in […]

The Great Brownie Smackdown 2011

Last night was like any other night. I cooked dinner, my husband came home from work and we spent some quality family time together. We normally don’t have anything out of the ordinary happen. Yet, I’m still trying to figure out last nights events. Those that have left me scratching my head and wondering “who […]

Planet Tweendom

There are days you can count among your proudest moments as a parent and different for everybody. The day they march off to Kindergarten, head held high. How about you being a hot mess as they walk into middle school without a care in the world? What about when they discover their first armpit hair […]