Buzzz: A slam dunk for better co-parenting in under 2 minutes

Article by Gretchen Schiller | Originally posted on Sassy Single Mom Nov 30, 2011 Buzzz. Pause. Buzzz. My phone vibrated on the kitchen counter. A Text. Cool! I press the green conversation bubble. A photo of my sweet Ana Lu pops up; she is smiling at me. She’s at the park with her father. Her dimples are in full glow as she whizzes down the slide, both of her little arms raised up high in the air. My heart is flooded with relief. She’s okay. She’s having fun. She’s happy. I know Read more [...]

Gifts for Daddy

  By Gretchen Schiller For all of us moms, married or divorced, Christmas is only two weeks away. (Yikes!) It’s time to start getting our children excited about buying gifts for their dad. Stocking stuffers are especially fun to buy because…well…they’re cheap! We can buy a bunch of ‘em without breaking the bank. Let’s brainstorm gift ideas that our children and their dad can enjoy together. Almost everything on the list below is $1. Every mom knows the Target Dollar Section Read more [...]

“For Every Breakdown, There’s A Breakthrough”

      “For Every Breakdown, There’s A Breakthrough” For every breakdown there’s a breakthrough Over to the sunny side Life will take down – but Love will take you On to pastures green & wide With every breakdown there’s a breakthrough God provides   Growth lays its stake down and remakes you On the milk & honey side Does its shakedown – won’t forsake you So growth is never satisfied   For every breakdown there’s a breakthrough On Read more [...]

Naturally Help Speed up Your Metabolism

    As we age the fight to just stay the same weight gets harder and harder with each passing year. Do you want to naturally help speed up your metabolism?  Here is a list of food that kicks your metabolism up into a higher gear again. Try to incorporate them into your daily diet.   Mint          Ginger            Cayenne Pepper     Dill     Garlic Oregano Grapefruit     Marjoram     Broccoli        Spinach        Mustard Seed Parsley         Read more [...]

Tasher’s Basic Meat Loaf

  Ingredients for Tasher's Basic Meat Loaf 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper 1   egg, lightly beaten 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste or 8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice (like Ro-Tel Tomatoes & Diced Green Chilies) 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Read more [...]

Summer Fruit Salad

    Who doesn't love a good summer fruit salad?   The kind that leaves you wanting more after you take the final bite. This is a new twist on the traditional grape salad and this one has more color and the flavor is a wonderful as the colors.   2 pounds seedless green 2 pounds seedless red grapes 1 cup blueberries 3/4 cup sliced strawberries 3/4 cup chopped apples 3/4 cup pineapple 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese or neufchatel 2 (8 ounce) containers plain greek yogurt 3 Read more [...]

Salmon Patties

                    Ingredients for Salmon Patties 1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked 2 eggs beaten  4 cups crushed crackers  4 chopped green onion, including the green parts 1/4 cup minced onion 2 Tbsp. dill relish 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp. dill weed 1/4 cup minced bell pepper 1  Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon salt   Lemon pepper to taste 4 Tbsp. olive oil   Directions In Read more [...]

The King of the Mountain

    “Only mediocrity is safe. Therefore, be the best, and get prepared to be attacked.” ~Paulo Coelho   Despair permeated his teenage body, and his spirit. I could feel and smell his dejection as we sat inches apart in the front seat of The Red Scorpion after driving home from his Scout meeting that night. I partially understood the abyss he was teetering on, but I doubted the ability of any words of mine to relieve him. I just hoped that he would eventually understand Read more [...]

BAJA COLESLAW

          Recipe to make BAJA COLESLAW 1/2 small head cabbage, washed and finely shredded (about 4 cups) 2 small carrots, peeled and shredded 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 small sweet bell pepper, diced 1/4" 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins or Sun-Maid Golden Raisins, divided 1/2 cup cubed fresh or frozen, thawed mango 1/2 cup cubed fresh or frozen, thawed papaya 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Chopped Read more [...]

Inspirational Quotes #20

  Inspirational Quotes   "A new door cannot be opened until you have the courage to close the one behind." - Unknown 'God knows who belongs in your life and who doesn’t.  Trust and let go.  Whoever is meant to be there, will still be there." - Unknown “Sometimes people throw away something good for something better, only to find out later that good was actually good enough and better never came close.” – Susan Gale "I’m not mad at you I’m just not dealing with your drama Read more [...]