Friday Flash Fun: The Smelly Microwave

And so it begins! A fun challenge for myself. A push to practice creativity. A little something to look forward to at the end of the week. Week 1: First mine: Mad Mama (248 words) Synopsis: Mad Mama will have her way with the microwave. The real question: which Mad Mama wins in the end?…

Thursday Thoughts:

We live in a small town. It ranks as one of the “safest” in Virginia, year after year. Despite that, the truth about humanity struck here on Tuesday. A former college student shot and killed two Bridgewater College campus officers before taking off and leading officers from Bridgewater, VSP and surrounding localities on a man…

In the Mom Lane: Ending up on the Most Unlikely Path

Nearly five years ago, I found myself quietly watching my friend, Megan. She had started a direct sales skincare business, and I happily ordered products from her. It was time to upgrade from the “bar-soap-when-I-shower” routine and really take care of my skin. The science nerd in me loved that they were dermatologist-developed, and clinically…

Seasons of Grief

Grief. It is a fickle and funny “friend.” I have found in the years that follow the initial loss that it has ebbed and flowed. Sometimes an anchor, steadfast and strong, that threatens to capsize a ship in a storm. Other times it is a bright and sharp stab, a flash of lightning that sears…

In the Mom Lane: Five Quick Snack Favs

I am super texture sensitive and have a sweet tooth that could lead me to a less nutritious option, so having a stash of ingredients to a better snack option is essential in making good, quick choices. Greek yogurt (higher in protein, if you shop carefully, MUCH lower in sugar) plus fresh fruit and a…