Tag Archive for 'holidays'

It’s Fiction Friday, so you get another post from “guest blogger” and main character from my novel The Myth of Jake, Maggie Carlton. Today, she shares details from her first Thanksgiving since separating from her husband, Tom.   I approached my first uncoupled Thanksgiving since Tom and I separated with much trepidation. The holiday landed on one […]

Today’s “guest post” is authored by Maggie Carlton, the main character from my novel, The Myth of Jake, which you can buy here. To read Maggie’s first guest post, visit this page. This whole almost-divorced-mom thing has its challenges, and some of the most difficult surround holidays. Tom and I have talked extensively about Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

In the blog that I run in my fantasies, I posted some fabulous new recipes for you all to enjoy this holiday season. Since, however, you can only see the real, actual WordPress blog and not the one in my fantasy world, I had to settle for this compilation of my existing recipes which are […]

I am battling a cold. We’ve been cooped up since Tuesday afternoon, although we blessedly avoided the absolute horror that so many Atlantans faced that day and into the next. (By the way, that’s a picture from my kitchen of our Big Green Egg in the snow. We got a bit more than that, but […]

The holidays can wield such a double-edged sword, can’t they? On the one hand, this time of year is filled with family, friends, tradition, delicious food, and celebration. On the other hand, this time of year also brings with it jam-packed schedules, making self-care even more of a challenge. For people with anxiety over food, […]

Doing my best to get a post out this busy, busy week. I’ve got some really thought-provoking links for you today, though, so let’s go … Before we get too serious, check out this cool recipe for caramel, made with a single (vegan and real food) ingredient. I gave my friend K a holiday chai […]

You know how Amazon offers those subscriptions for items it suspects you might need on an ongoing basis?  Well, Amazon helpfully suggested I subscribe to ketchup. Yep – ketchup. My middle child, M, eats a metric ton of it. Because she consumes so much of it, I buy only ketchup with really, really high quality […]

I wasn’t going to post this recipe, but when my husband declared it “the best soup you’ve ever made,” I changed my mind. I wasn’t going to post because a) most people have already run through their leftover turkey by now and b) who cooks turkey save for Thanksgiving? But, at least around here, a […]

On Truth and Turkey

This may well be my only post this week.  I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house and so I will be knee-deep in food prep, house cleaning (and restoration once they’re gone) and general holiday fun.  I’ll post from time to time on social media, but won’t be back blogging full-time until after Thanksgiving. That […]

Last year, in advance of the holiday season, I solicited ideas from you guys.  Together, we created a “Wellness Holiday Wish List.” This year, I’m going to turn the tables a bit and offer up some of my favorite things as we make our way through the holiday season. You may recognize some of these […]