I don’t know about you, but it seems everywhere I look lately there are advertisements for the flu shot. CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens...even Target and WalMart are promising to provide you with the vaccine “in 15 minutes or less without a trip to your doctor.” When I got pregnant last fall it was treated … Continue reading Should You Get the Flu Shot: Part 1
Yesterday I wrote about one of my most memorable Valentine's Day meals. But, in the four years since my husband and I have shifted our eating habits, our Valentine's Day traditions and activities have reflected the change in our lifestyle. There is no pressure to give, or receive, Valentine's Day candies and chocolates. And, going … Continue reading V-Day Vote
Never have I struggled with this concept more than I have these past 5 months. It was early September when I found out I was pregnant and to say it was unexpected would be the understatement of the century. Did I ever tell you I’m not big on surprises? The first few weeks were the … Continue reading Perception vs. Reality
It's less than one week until Christmas...welcome to the craziest week of the year. Without a doubt you are going to at least one Christmas party this weekend. The goodies at work have likely been rolling in all week. And the alcohol is flowing freely. You want to be good, you know you should be … Continue reading Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
I love egg nog. There, I said it. It is one of those treats that only comes around this time of year, and honestly, who can resist that sweet, creamy, spicy brew? With or without the rum, of course! My favorite way to enjoy egg nog? Instead of creamer, I love to add egg nog … Continue reading Holiday Nog
Some of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift. When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates … Continue reading Homemade for the Holidays
Tis the season for cold and flu prevention. Everywhere you go there are wipes, wall mounted dispensaries, and pump bottles full of hand sanitizer. Bathrooms are stocked with antibacterial soaps and we are encouraged to throughly wash our hands at every opportunity. We’ve even gone so far as to make articles of clothing, shoes, even … Continue reading Antibacterial? Ditch it…NOW!
A few years ago Thanksgiving came twice for me. The first Thanksgiving happened a few days before the regularly scheduled event. Before our group had scattered and retreated back to the families we are related to. At this first of two Thanksgivings, I wasn’t related to a single person, but they are people I think … Continue reading Giving Thanks
Soon Trick or Treaters will be knocking on your doors...and while the jumbo bowl of candy may be ready to go, how much of it will really make it into the hands of of those cute little costumed kiddos? Whether its the kids' trick or treating bounty, or the left over candy bowl, most of … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
It’s fall in New England and that can only mean one thing, APPLES!!! And, if your counter looks anything like mine, it is covered with apples. Now, I think you’ll agree that there is nothing quite like a fresh, crisp, juicy apple. But, when its cold and dreary, like it has been these past few … Continue reading Apples, Apples Everywhere!