Tag Archives: humour

Crazy Coconut Chicken Wraps with Mango Chutney

“Well THAT is a skill!” I exclaim, as once again, my lovely nine year old daughter has separated all of her dinner into little piles of ‘will-eat’ and ‘won’t-eat’. As someone who has never really been that selective of an eater, this habit of hers has the same effect as fingernails on chalkboard for me…turning […]

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Bring me bread and nobody gets hurt!

After a recent nasty ’bout of stomach flu, I had one of those violent flashbacks to early in my third pregnancy. Me, cocooned in a blanket under our magnificent weeping willow tree. An unusually muggy mid-July day, my scrambled body thermometer made it impossible for me to sit in the sun, but found the shade […]

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Mackie’s Pizza

Found a tattered white and pink t-shirt the other day while cleaning out my crawl space, there is a great story behind that shirt, so although I am NOT a hoarder…I kept it . Eight years ago we took ‘The Tribe’ to Europe on a six week whirlwind, backpacking tour. We let the kids choose […]

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Tossed in Translation…

Travel-with-children… That little phrase can strike fear into the hearts of the bravest souls. For good reason, you have to be NUTS to travel with small children. Ok, so we traveled with six of them…repeatedly. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! No, and it was awesome…well it sucked too…I mean in the nastiest, messiest & most teary […]

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Talkin’ Trash

With two boys and four girls, I’ll admit to being much better with the party planning for the latter. Girls love themes and they will usually buy into the whole party vibe. The little ladies come over greet the birthday girl politely with their sweet gifts, hand-made cards and a hug. Boys tear into your […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.