Posts Written OnJanuary 2016

10 Binge-Worthy TV Shows To Eat Up Your Saturday!

  My favorite things to do when I’m not working (and I don’t have any other obligations) are reading, watching movies, or getting sucked into a television series. In fact, our living room TV is mounted above the fire place, surrounded by books that live on the mantle. My desk, where all the writing takes place, is only a few feet away. It’s like all my favorite things in one place! Kind of like this, except not. (Unrelated: I really do love exposed brick. And old typewriters. And liquor.) It used to be you had to wait painstaking week, after painstaking…

Homemade Snickerdoodles are THE BEST!

  Even though I don’t consider myself much of a baker, I make a lot—A LOT—of homemade cookies. A couple years ago I stopped buying packaged cookies from the grocery store. Homemade cookies are SO simple and quick to make (like, done in 20 minutes). And let’s be honest, they taste way better, too. It started to seem absurd to spend $4 to $5 on a package of mediocre cookies, when I could make amazing chocolate chip cookies for a fraction of the cost, with most of the ingredients already on hand in my pantry. Am I right? So, on the…

Things To Know About Being A Coach's Spouse

  A lacrosse widow. That’s what I was called from March through the end of May every year for the first 13 years of my marriage—which, coincidentally, is the same number of years we’ve been married. You can’t take being a coach’s spouse lightly. Being a coach for a sports team—a really good coach—takes time and energy. We all know this. Beyond the obvious, successful coaches also have a few other things going for them: empathy, strong leadership skills, ability to delegate, and support at home. My husband’s a lacrosse coach. He played lacrosse growing up, and also in college.…

6 Things Moms Should Do In 2016

  Every new year is another opportunity to do something differently. I’m not a hugely devoted resolution maker, but I do believe in goal setting. The start of a new year just reminds me that it’s a really perfect time to take a beat and think about what I want to do for myself, my family, my business, and the community. I’ll note though, the one element that most often gets pushed to the side throughout the year is me. I rarely neglect my family, I am committed to making my business succeed, I am devoted to the time I…

These juicy skillet pork chops are perfect for dinner on a busy weeknight!

  Thick cut, juicy skillet pork chops are a favorite in our house—perfect for a busy weeknight, and fall-off-the-bone tender! I was flipping by Food Network the other day and managed to catch an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown was busy searing a couple of thick pork chops in preparation for a few hours’ roasting in a slow cooker. He had sliced apples and caramelized onions ready to go, along with a pan sauce that was lovingly finished off with butter and scraped bits from the bottom of the pan. Mmm… It looked wonderful and warm and comforting. A recipe…