Are Big Families Fading?

A recent report on FOXNews states that “In the last 30 years, the number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent. And those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children each, more than one child fewer than women of the same age in […]

Exercise & Weight Loss Goals

Two weeks ago, I decided to get serious with losing weight. *sigh*

My goal is to lose 1 pound a week…I set it low because my time is limited. I don’t have a big chunk of time during the day to devote to any one thing…Dean cries, or Pierce wants attention, etc. I wanted to […]

Paranoid Driving

I was goofin’ off last night and ran into this post and couldn’t have agreed more! I’m one of the few “lucky” (or good-hee hee) ones that hasn’t ever been a car accident while driving. I was in a car *once* when the driver was hit, if that counts. I think I’m so paranoid when […]

Am I a SuperMom?

I saw this post today and was thinking about the term SuperMom. I talked to my husband about it and he of course said that I was a supermom, but that’s beside the point. To me the definition of a supermom is a mom that can do it all and not just do it all […]

Predictability = Stability

Every night since Dean was born, we’ve wrapped him in a special blanket made for swaddling. He ends up looking like a cute little baby burrito, hands by his side. At 2 months old, he begins to get fussy in the evenings starting about 8:45pm. He’s ready to get ready for bed. I wrap him […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Yes, another zucchini recipe! Luckily this one is a main dish. I heard someone mention doing this once, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I didn’t use a recipe, but just threw it together, so the measurements are kind of a guess.

1 1/2 lbs low-fat ground turkey or beef 32 oz sugar-free […]

What’s Next with China?

There’s much speculation about China around these Olympics. China is notoriously closed-minded to the outside world in many ways. They have magnificent technology, as we all know…think back to the opening ceremonies on the 8th with that huge LED screen on the ground. And they’re open to tourism…I definitely would LOVE to go to China. […]

Polygamy from a Mormon’s POV

Back in the early days of the LDS church, yes, polygamy was practiced. It started because many men were killed in massacres and fighting and the women and children left behind needed care. Then it continued on, and was declared official in Utah in 1852 by Brigham Young. Years later, when Utah was trying to […]

Wow, Flashback…

A friend of mine is getting married in a couple of months and is having her bridal shower tonight. It really takes me back to when I was making plans for marriage!

We’ve been married for 6 1/2 years…7 in February. My bridal shower was on the same day as my birthday, exactly a week […]

WW SF Zucchini Bread

I decided to take some snacks to the beach with us, so I made some healthy banana bread and this one. It’s a whole wheat, sugar free zucchini bread. It went so fast, it was gone before I knew it! I’m planning on making more today, since we have so many zucchini in the garden. […]