On Being a Writer with Attention Deficit Disorder

On Being a Writer with Attention Deficit Disorder

The following originally appeared as my guest post on Diane Lee’s website (author, writer, blogger) in her series entitled “The Secret Lives of Writers.”           Morning dawns. The robust scent of brewing coffee penetrates the fog of sleep still clouding my mind. Mmmm…coffee. Rolling out of bed with a sigh (I’m […]

When Life Gives You a Duplicate, Give One Away

When Life Gives You a Duplicate, Give One Away

I finally broke down and did it. After two years of having an empty DVD case of one of my all-time favorite movies, I decided to quit being cheap and just replaced it. Less than 24 hours later—without even looking for it—I found the missing DVD inside the case of a different movie, one that […]

Using the KISS Principle to Reduce Holiday Stress

Using the KISS Principle to Reduce Holiday Stress

It’s that time of year again. Big Box and grocery stores alike began putting out their Christmas merchandise before Halloween was over. And, about the time you have some spending money and the wherewithal to go shopping, all the Christmas goodies will be gone, replaced by lawn furniture and white sales. For now, Thanksgiving is […]

Easy Tortellini Soup

Easy Tortellini Soup

I love this soup! It’s so easy and delicious. In fact, it’s so easy that you don’t even have to follow a recipe; you can just make it up as you go along, like I do. The soup is versatile, so substitutions are okay. You can use chicken, ground beef, or italian sausage. Start off by […]

Walls, Bridges, and Roads to Right Relationships

Walls, Bridges, and Roads to Right Relationships

Did you ever stop to think that every action you perform and every word you say becomes building material?  Every choice we make—good or bad—paves a road that leads either to someplace wonderful or someplace we’d rather not be. Take weight-loss, for example. Let’s say you’re trying to watch what you eat and slim down. […]

The Dashboard Diet

The Dashboard Diet

A tragic thing happened after leaving the factory; the Cheesecake Factory, that is. Call it “dumb luck” or “Murphy’s Law,” but the amazing, fluffy, velvety, succulent, delectable, slice of paradise that was smothered with fresh whipped cream as white as the driven snow, and adorned with a miniature slice of lime from the Florida Keys–only […]

Ready or Not, Just Go for it!

Ready or Not, Just Go for it!

Earlier this week I was throwing myself a pity-party. The thing I like about pity parties is that they can be thrown without planning and there’s always yummy food served, like chocolate, ice cream, and high-carb treats you might not otherwise snack on. As an added bonus, you can almost always get sympathy. And, if […]

Salsa Beef Stew

Salsa Beef Stew

Salsa “Or Something-Else” Stew A Momma T Concoction This versatile stew is something else! It’s easy to make and very forgiving. If you’re the kind of cook who likes to wing it with recipes, this is a good one to use. Gather your ingredients. The amount will vary depending on if you want to make […]

30 Days to a New You

30 Days to a New You

If you could wave your magic wand and “poof” something in or out of existence in your life, what would it be? No, I’m not talking about a husband, teenager, or mother-in-law! I’m talking about a behavior; a good habit or a bad one. The first thought that comes to mind is probably a pet […]

Fashion tips for the fashion-challenged

Fashion tips for the fashion-challenged

I asked my Facebook friends for topics they’d like me to write about. Cherie, bless her heart, suggested I write about fashion trends for women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Can I be frank? I know as much about fashion as I do about how to change the transmission oil in my car. In […]