Our Odd Month in Review: Breath in the Good

Our Odd Month in Review: Breath in the Good

Today was the first day I looked at this blog in three weeks. At the height of the ugliness surrounding vaccinations and the measles I decided I needed to stay away and avoid social media. I needed to stay gone, avoid the nastiness and lack of compassion that was exploding everywhere. I needed to just breath in the good before general dislike of people turned into an anger that consumed me.

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No One Wants a Boring Hero So Suck It Up WWE Fans

Like many, I watched the Royal Rumble on the WWE Network, along with my family last night. We all have our favorites, Adam and Matt were rooting for Lesnar in the championship match while Ema and myself were cheering on Cena. One thing we all agreed upon, Rollins is a little weasel.

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Dumb, Neglectful and Not Capable of Being a Parent

Words and phases, among many, used to describe me and others like me as vaccinations are catapulted back into the spotlight this week after the Disneyland Measles outbreak.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I must be dumb and uninformed.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I must be neglecting my child's needs.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I am not capable of caring for my children.

Luckily, I have a thick skin and while it irritates me that people jump to judgmental name calling when debating hot topics, it still doesn't sway my opinion. Why?

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Book Review: Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles

Book Review: Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles

 am ALWAYS on the hunt for fiction that I think Matt will enjoy, even if it is a tad below his reading level. Finding good fiction for boys that breaks away from sad and "dark" themes (as Matt calls them) can prove rather difficult. I managed to get a copy of Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program and I was glad I did.

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Review: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

Review: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

I've been on a mission to try new things in 2015, particularly in regards to my health. As much as I love my morning coffee, I'm also a HUGE tea fan. I have so many varieties in my home that I break depending on my mood or energy level. At least half of my stash is some form of green tea, so I was intrigued by Matcha, a concentrated green tea powder.

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Our Odd Week in Review: The Menu Plan Mash-Up Edition

I'm not sure where last week went? I've been busy working, cooking new foods and enjoying our first snow. Since time just seemed to zip by I missed posting my week in review post at the end of the week, so I'm bringing it to you today mashed up with my menu plan Monday post.

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Menu Plan Monday: I'm Going to Attempt Gnocchi

Menu Plan Monday: I'm Going to Attempt Gnocchi

It is cold and rainy here in Virginia today, a perfect day for soup. I am so glad I looked ahead at the weather and a nice thick warm one planned for today. It's also an easy go to meal for a week that I plan making a few things from scratch for the first time, including gnocchi.

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Review: Even Glow Serum from Valentia Skin Care

Review: Even Glow Serum from Valentia Skin Care

I have discovered that after living in Florida my whole life, I am absolutely loving the cooler weather of Virginia. The problem, my skin isn't too happy about it. I've never had uneven skin tone until the fall of 2014 rolled around. 

With my word for 2015 being "focus" that means I'm also trying to focus of me too and not put off all of the little things that help take care of me in lieu of taking care of everyone else. 

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