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…]
You know your kids grew up in the Middle East when their favorite food is stuffed grape leaves, and they like plain yogurt with raw garlic. One of the best things about living in Turkey is the food, and soup holds an important place in Turkish cuisine.
Most Turkish housewives serve small bowls of soup as a starter to the evening meal. My family’s favorite is lentil soup. Ezo Gelin is a humble Turkish soup made in both homes and restaurants. Friends who visit us from America always comment on how good it is. This makes a great starter or stands alone as simple main dish with salad and bread. [Read more…]