Homemade paninis

If you’ve ever been to St. Louis or maybe Kansas City – you may know that we have a local chain restaurant called St. Louis Bread Co. or Panera outside of St. Louis. Panera carries salads, soups , cold and hot sandwiches called paninis. There are a few panini restaurants around so I know panini’s…

Make it Monday

It’s winter- Cold and dreary and brown. Although our winter has been mild so far -there is still no color outside at all. No warmth. Sometimes I like to bring some warmth inside by lighting candles and by diffusing some essential oils into the air – oils like joy and lavender – I also like…

Taking care of oneself

For several months now I”ve been going to yoga classes. It started out one evening a week where I could “fit it in” – meaning I would drop J off at dance and make a mad dash over to yoga, then when if was over, make a mad dash back to pick J up. Yoga…

Out of the Loop

Wow – It’s already Wednesday. I’m a little bit off today, energy is low and totally feeling like curling up with a book and doing nothing   – but – you know us moms. I hit yoga this morning after a 5 day break, and it was totally what I needed.   Home to take…

Chicken and Dumpling soup

A week or so ago – when I was planning the menu so I could go grocery shopping – someone requested chicken and dumpling soup.  Apparently I make killer C and D soup and I”m always pleased when certain dishes are requested.  Chicken and dumplings  though, takes a little bit of planning since I make…

Chaotic-ness

So far this week has been a whirlwind of errands, running, dance, horse care and yoga. We are not getting much school work done. As a homeschool parent I constantly worry that I’m doing enough to educate my girls for the life ahead of them.  Are they learning enough math or history. Or Grammar.  But…