Day: September 13, 2014


The difference between an orphan and a daughter

Four years ago, Birkenesh was at the end of her rope. She had five young children and her husband had just died of AIDS. She was HIV positive and her health was declining. She had no means of supporting herself, and her HIV status meant that the community saw her as an outcast. Meals were […]

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Make Ahead Breakfast: Easy Baked Frittata

I’m not a morning person.  It’s hard enough for me to get up and ready and out the door, but squeezing in a healthy and nutritious breakfast is nearly impossible.  However, you know what they say — breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So, over the next few weeks we are going […]

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Green Chile Chicken & Rice

There is something about chicken and rice. It’s easy, it’s great comfort food, it’s delicious. My kids love it (well, except for my daughter who is expressing mild interest in vegetarianism). I saw this recipe in on of those America’s Test Kitchen compilation magazines (they should never stop making them because I end up buying every […]

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15 Books About Cars and Trucks with Crafts To Match!

We love cars and trucks and everything else that goes with them at our house. My son was obsessed with garbage trucks first, then moved to firetrucks, and my daughter loves bulldozers so much she had a bulldozer themed birthday party. Needless to say we have read a lot of truck themed books and created […]

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Organizing tweaks now that “back to school” has become “in school”

It happens every year. I associate my kids’ first week back at school with a return to routine and a predictable span of hours to work and think. Much as I’m sad to see summer fade, I think: it’s easier during the school year. But it isn’t. At least it isn’t right away. I forget that […]

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