What the spider taught me about Divorce

  I can’t quite resist the call to feel deeply sorry for elderly men who sit with both feet planted flat on the ground and their hands on their knees. Apparently, that specific posture is the universal sign for melancholy, and so it triggers in me intense feelings of sorrow. I may even get tearful…

Homemade Kombucha, feat. art by Soey Milk

My friend, artist Soey Milk (check out her gorgeous paintings here), turned me on to making Kombucha about a year ago. She came over one night for a party, and as a hostess gift, she brought me something unusual: an empty gallon mason jar, along with a pint size mason jar filled with her homemade,…

Sammy Salad Recipe

Creating vegan dishes to replace non-vegan favorites has been a must for me. It’s not hard to do, and the results are always just as, if not more satisfying than the originals. Never really having a voracious appetite for meat growing up, I’ve also found that creating vegan alternatives to the NV dishes that I…

100% Pure: Creamy Nail Polish Review

I was so excited to try the Creamy Nail Polish I bought from 100% Pure. In fact, I’m eager to try many of their cosmetics, as they boast USA made products with completely natural ingredients, that are free of harmful chemicals, artificial preservatives and colors, as well as being 100% cruelty-free. Specifically, 100% Pure Nail Polishes…

“She has no head because she’s lost.”

Last week, my daughter’s preschool teacher (whom I adore) pulled me aside to tell me that my daughter had been a little uncooperative during classwork time that week. She tells me things like that, not because my girl is disruptive, but because I have informed the teachers that our family is going through some changes….

Vegan Benedict

  I love to cook for my non-vegan friends. Not only does my southern upbringing compel me to feed others, but I also like to spread the good word by demonstrating that vegan food isn’t just quinoa bowls. So many vegan dishes are satisfying, knife/fork meals, and we rarely need expensive meat replacers. Some of…

Telling my 4-year-old.

Here we are, about 6 months into our separation: that time cushioning the space between today and the point of impact. The end of the marriage was sudden, meaning that it happened in one day, with little to no warning. If I was completely blindsided by it, I had to protect my children from the shock….