Report Card Time! My Parent/Teacher Conference Binder!


Hello Strong Mamas!

I’m not sure about y’all, but around here it is report card time.  Over the years I have learned that my kids do best when I am able to keep track of their progress and areas they need to work on.  I got tired of being in the Parent/Teacher Conferences and having the teacher say, “this is the same area we were working on last semester” and them looking up to see a blank stare on my face because I had no recollection of what happened at breakfast, let alone last semester. Continue reading


My Nutritious, Delicious and a Little Fictitious Meal Planning System

Howdy Strong Mamas!

I had a few requests after my Instagram post at the grocery store about my Food Binder.  As you may know, I cannot cook.  I cannot bake.  I cannot fricassee, broil or sauté.  I cannot make hard-boiled eggs.  I CAN read a recipe but there is always something lost in translation (skill).391747_340029369433703_20893565_n There have been lots of nights in past years that I pulled something out of the oven and cried. I recall with horror the gorgeous Chicken of Promise I had placed in the oven that was mysteriously transformed into the dehydrated carcass of some desert road kill. I also recall the time that I made pork tenderloin (a misnomer, by the way) in the slow cooker and when I cut into it, it let out a final death-gasp of steam and promptly shredded into a pile of saw dust (yes, I added the amount of liquid required by the recipe).  I’m not kidding. I have learned to laugh at myself in my weakness and I no longer take it personally.

Hey, I can’t cook.  No big deal. Continue reading