Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with Legos and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional tweens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.
A drive through the typical suburban neighborhood show us perfectly manicured lawns, shiny new minivans and 2.5 children playing happily in the yard. Perfection, right? Well, only on the outside. Suburbia is also filled with financial issues, parenting mistakes, marital problems and a whole bunch of not so perfect stuff. [...]
I grew up in an average middle class suburban neighborhood in New England. My mom loved to cook but none of what she made would be considered spicy, ethnic, or exciting. Lots of casseroles, baked beans and pot roast…not too many things to really make your taste buds jump up and say WOW! Then, I […]
A few months ago I hit the magical age of 40. So far, I am not all that impressed with this particular decade. My metabolism has slowed down to the speed of a snail, I get injured just taking the dog for a walk, and my skin needs constant attention for one problem or another. […]
Every time I go to the grocery store I am amazed at how many foods are pushed as ‘low in sodium’. You have everything from low sodium canned soups to unsalted crackers. Websites and cookbooks tell us how to reduce our salt intake and commercials tell us how bad sodium is for our blood pressure. […]