Chicken Soup, Good for the Soul

This is a book and a saying and is so very true. I love to cook and making chicken soup is a specialty of mine. It is a staple in our freezer at all times and everyone we are close with looks forward to a “drop off” when they are feeling ill and under the weather. On a snowy day …

Appreciate What We Have

With all the election stuff (speaking mildly), and everyone bickering in the country (also putting it mildly), it’s time to stand up and sit back and wait. It is not going to matter who you voted for or not, we are all Americans, of every color and religion. We have to give it the time it needs to unfold and …

Family “Stuff”

We all have it, try to hide it,deal with hit, hate it. That pretty much sums up the whirlwind of a family. Whithout it we could not exist as a family. It feeds us positive and negative energy and the truth is to learn the balance and make it work for everyone.  It is impossible to please every kind of …

Illness and the Holidays

All of us have experienced illness during the holidays at one time or another. It really is not the “best” time to become ill, but for those of us who have something much more serious that we are dealing with throughout the year, the holidays can be challenging. If a child is hospitalized, then we have to work around it …

Holidays are Coming

Just when we thought you had all the time in the world, they are here again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the other holidays that are celebrated around the world. I love them all and embrace each one as they come and go. We gather the family and laugh, eat, and catch up until the next time we can gather everyone …