A Contemplative Weekend and a Chicken Caesar Casserole


I am over my temper tantrum from last week. I spent most of this weekend thinking about life, my friends and family.  One year ago my mother-in-law died at 96 years-old after an amazing life.  She loved her seven children, 25 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren (and still counting) and all their spouses and significant others. …

Mommy has a Temper Tantrum and a Failed Dinner


I have not blogged for the past two days.  Why?  Because Mommy had a temper tantrum. Yes, on Wednesday night I stood in my kitchen and said, “I don’t want to do this anymore.  I don’t want to make dinner.  I don’t want to do dishes.  I don’t want to clean.”  In my memory I…

Creamy Italian Sausage Skillet Dinner and A WDW Invitation


Things have been hectic around our house.  Now, they are about to get a bit more crazy.  On Friday, I received an invitation to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Walt Disney World!  I am over the moon excited.  I never thought I would see that email.  I was hoping to use this…

Chicken Enchilada Verde


As I look around my house I realize how busy life has been over the last month.  Nothing is seriously wrong but there are baskets of laundry to be folded, clean dishes to put away, and tables to be dusted.  It seems that just like everyone else we are running from morning until late in…

Creamy Italian Chicken and St. Patrick’s Day


Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.  For many people it is a day to wear green, maybe have a green beer or two and watch a parade.  In our house it is usually at least a 4-5 day celebration.  My in-laws have deep Irish roots that they have traced back for generations.  My daughter Irish dances. …

Getting Lost and Learning a Lesson at Walt Disney World


I have wanted to write this blog post since we returned from Walt Disney World but it has been difficult thinking about all the what ifs.  My son is just turning 12 years-old and is Autistic.  He is at the higher end of the spectrum but has severe social anxieties, social impairments and he doesn’t…

Greek Pizzas with Tzatiki


We are getting back into the warmer days slowly.  On top of all the school and community events my children have we are wanting to spend more time outside.  That means dinner is getting later and later.  I love that this meal took less than 30 minutes to have on the table and I made…

Clam Chowder with Oh My Goodness Garlic Bread


I LOVE Daylight Savings Time.  I know mornings are tough but I love the fact that last night we were watching the sunset at 7:50 pm.  We are evening people in our house.  Between 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm we eat dinner, which is later than most families.  My children, even before they were a…

Busy Days and Suggestions for Having Fewer Take Out Meals


Life gets in the way of our best intentions sometimes.  I spent most of yesterday at the Science Olympiad regional with my son.  From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm I was fortunate to be able to watch him and his teammates compete in several events.  It is amazing to me what the kids can do…

Cheesy Chili Beef Mac


The hour time change is kicking my butt.  But, the good thing is that the raising temperatures and sunshine the last two days have definitely brightened my outlook on life.  I truly believe I have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) every year.  No, it is not a serious depression for me but I…

500th Post and Show Your #Disneyside @Home Celebration


Disclaimer: The products you see above were supplied to us free for review and use during our #Disneyside party.  All opinions are my own. Today is a milestone for me.  My 500th post.  I knew this was coming and trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to post about today took only a few…

Creamy Chicken and Stuffing with State Testing


My daughter had her EXPLORE test this morning.  Because she is in Virtual School we had to drive to a town about 40 minutes away for her to take the test.  This is her first year in Virtual School so it has been a huge learning curve for us.  She was homeschooled in New York…