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Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

What is parental maintenance? In a nutshell, t’s making sure that you’re taking care of your own needs. All parents have been there. Whether it’s sleepless babies, illness, high-maintenance kids, or kids with disabilities, we all end up sleep-deprived, exhausted,…

House for Rent: No Single Moms Allowed

  Last February we moved into a rental house. I specifically asked at the time whether this was a long-term rental, and whether the house would be re-appropriated for other use. I was told no, the house was just an…

Vegetarian Italian Wedding Soup

This is one of our favourite winter staples. I always do at least a double batch, but separate the batch into two pots right after the pasta goes in, but before adding the neatballs. That way, you can add them…

Cookin' from Whatcha Got on a Busy Schedule

Our family is ridiculously busy, and some nights it’s hard for me to figure out how to feed the kids before, or even after, their activities. With two kids with autism in the house, we have more than the average…

Must-have Kitchen Gadgets

I don’t have the largest kitchen in the world, so cupboard space is at a premium; but I have some must-have kitchen gadgets that I absolutely refuse to do without. Herb Mincer This is a rolling herb mincer. You can…

Spending Money to Save Money

  With the new year in sight, and resolutions being made all around about anything and everything, I thought that this year I’d offer up a resolution that can be easy to achieve, and actually save you some money. There…

Relationships, Kids, and Fluff 'n Stuff

Being a twice-divorced Catholic with four kids, I’ve had plenty of time to take pause and reflect on the world around me, and it’s left me wondering – does anyone truly think about anything or anyone anymore before they act?…