In our Middle Eastern country produce is strictly seasonal, so by now I feel like I’m going to cry if I see another apple, orange or banana, and I’m thoroughly tired of salads with tasteless tomatoes and soggy cucumbers. This delicious, crunchy mix appeared like a salad epiphany of sorts when my friend Bahar had our family over for dinner recently. [Read more…]
What is it about the internet that sucks us in? I sit down for a moment just to check e-mail and before I know it an hour has gone by. I log in for a five minute Facebook check, but those 5 minutes turn into 30. We bring our cell phones to the dinner table, and two texts, one call, and five updates rob us of precious time with the people sitting in front of us. [Read more…]
A friend used to say that more couples divorced over the cap left off the toothpaste than for any other reason. Mind you, her un-scientific statement was totally based on personal opinion, but it made an important point: we tend to blow little things out of proportion. Sweating the small stuff hurts marriages. [Read more…]
Can I just say that I’m Valentine’s Day challenged? I’m not a DIY craft person, and I wasn’t organized enough to make cards to mail to my family. I live overseas, so cards are hard to buy, and I don’t even have red food coloring to make red pancakes for a Valentine’s breakfast.
However,I do want to love on the people in my life. [Read more…]
Whether you’re struggling through a rough spot in your marriage or feeling discouraged on the job, I wrote this for you. You might be facing challenges with a hard-to-handle toddler or teen. Believe me, I understand how you feel. Maybe you’re trying to lose 10 pounds or finish a project that you just can’t seem to complete. [Read more…]