Rice: a healthy and versatile pantry staple

I try to keep my pantry stocked with a number of basic ingredients so that when it comes time for dinner I don't have to think too hard to create a healthy meal.  If I stocked my pantry with a lot of processed foods it would be too easy to fall back on these unhealthy choices when I am in a hurry...which is just about every night of the week!  Rice is one of those pantry items that I try to never run out of and I have multiple varieties to choose from, depending on how much time I have and what I plan to do with it.  From dirty rice with … [Read more...]

Sex Humor: How SPAM can improve your sex life

I receive large amounts of SPAM emails on a daily basis.  There are about a million people telling me I have won various international lotteries or close friends who have suddenly become stranded in foreign countries and need money.  Apparently many, many individuals feel that I need to improve my sex life with Viagra...despite the fact that I don't have the right parts for that to be an effective therapy.  Most of it just gets filtered out of my inbox and into my SPAM folder but a few of them make it through and are titled creatively enough to … [Read more...]

Your Accent: What does it say about you?

Do you have an accent?  Or do other people THINK you do?  What does your accent really say about you? I was born and raised in a nice middle class neighborhood in Connecticut but have lived for the last 20 years south of the Mason Dixon line. No matter what my friends say, I do not have an accent.  People here in the south tell me that I pronounce some words oddly. Heaven forbid I ask for shots on my ice cream!  Am I the only one who calls those colorful little bits you sprinkle on ice cream shots?  After 6 years … [Read more...]

Potty Training Humor and Advice

Want to stay sane during potty training?  Only a mom could find amusement in potty training humor, right?  Let me give you some advice for this tricky phase of life: Enjoy it.  Remember every moment of it.  They will be teens before you know it! Potty Training Humor and Advice I have 2 kids who are both (thankfully!) well past potty training years.  I also taught a 2 year old preschool class for 4 years. Since everyone wants to potty train their child at the age of 2, I have a lot of experience with teaching young … [Read more...]