#TBT: Diary of a TV Addict, 1989-1990

#TBT: Diary of a TV Addict, 1989-1990

Over spring break, I took the boys back to Illinois to visit my mom. It’s our usual trip (without last spring’s random vomiting, fortunately), and it’s always a good time: along with my mom, we get to see my sister…

Vacation by Numbers: Noah and Rory's Excellent Adventure

Vacation by Numbers: Noah and Rory’s Excellent Adventure

Well, it looks like summer vacation has turned into blogger’s vacation! I have a good excuse: I took the boys to Illinois and Wisconsin for eight days, and didn’t take my laptop. But now we’ve been back for over a…

For my mom: the woman behind the camera

For my mom: the woman behind the camera

On Saturday night, I dug through a box of old photos trying to find a picture of my mom and me. I knew that posting a picture of the two of us on Facebook for Mother’s Day was a bit…

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

Souper Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

It’s been a while since I wrote a real Souper Tuesday post. And who would have expected that today –  almost the end of April, and in the South, at that – we’d have perfect soup weather? The high today…

March Media Round-up: The Plague, Mix Tapes, John Snow and more

March Media Round-up: The Plague, Mix Tapes, John Snow and more

Happy April! The Clean Eating Challenge is officially over (though, as of 10:02 today, I’ve kept my vow to keep going, and am on Day 9). As I blabbed about yesterday, I’m so glad to have done it and so…

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

We’re back from vacation! Last week we left the comfort of North Carolina winters and flew into the eye of the Polar Vortex. Who visits Wisconsin the first week of March? Well, sometimes people who want to see their college basketball…

Shel Silverstein (or, I was a junior high speech meet champion)

Shel Silverstein (or, I was a junior high speech meet champion)

If there’s one activity the kids and I can agree on, it’s reading. We’re not always aligned on favorite books, but fortunately I can reach high shelves and they can easily be distracted, so I can usually buy a couple…

Souper Tuesday: Crepes

Souper Tuesday: Crepes

As I mentioned two weeks ago, February is National Hot Breakfast Month.  In honor of the month honoring my favorite meal of the day, all my Souper Tuesday posts will be breakfast recipes. Last week, I was overcome by irritation and…

Oh no, let's go: packing like it's 1999 and preparing for The Monti

Oh no, let’s go: packing like it’s 1999 and preparing for The Monti

Things might get a little quiet on Hot Breakfast over the next couple weeks. For starters, we have the move. I have been diligently assembling boxes and filling them with blankets, picture frames, Tupperware, platters and off-season clothes. I promise…