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July/August Quotes

by heather
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."- Robin Williams “I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.”― Susan B. Anthony "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."- Dolly Parton "My coach said I ran like a girl, I said if he could run a little faster he could too." -- Mia Hamm "Each time a woman stands up for herself, Read more [...]

Book Review: Isa Does It

by heather
This is currently my favorite cookbook. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week makes vegan cooking a tangible reality, not something that only movie stars with personal chefs enjoy. She has many delicious recipes with, tips and tricks to make preparation easy, like how to shop, how to plan and the best way to chop tempeh. This book (and her previous two books) helped make me familiar with previously obscure ingredients such as nutritional yeast and Read more [...]

March Quotes

by heather
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"-Seneca "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see."- Mark Twain "The best way for us to cultivate fearlessness in our daughters and other young women is by example. If they see their mothers and other women in their lives going forward despite fear, they'll know it's possible."- Gloria Steinem “Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, & in the collective awareness of the group. Read more [...]

Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle

by heather
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George was recommended by Thing 1's elementary school as part of their breakfast club. The students pick one of 2 books and after finishing it they all get together and discuss it over breakfast. We just finished reading it together and I have to say that I really enjoyed reading it with her. It's geared to children ages 8-12. The story is about a princess, Celie, who lives with her family in a magical castle. The castle has a life of its own, changing and remodeling Read more [...]

Quotes from January

by heather
“In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.”— Cicero “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source Read more [...]

Book Review: Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

by heather
I think most mothers can identify with the title of this book, because parenting is hard and just because you want what is best for your kids (like have them eat their vegetables), it doesn't mean that they're going to cooperate. And sometimes the results are hilarious. In Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves, Robin O'Bryant shares some of these hilarious moments she has experienced with her three adorable and patience-trying daughters. She shares her concerns and her love Read more [...]

Book Review: Vegan with a Vengeance

by heather
This book was recommended to me by a friend, Julie, who as an experiment spent some time as a vegetarian. She said it was the only cookbook that she has ever read while laying in bed. Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock is a great resource if you're a beginner to vegetarian recipes. Each recipe includes stories and preparation tips. Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, tells interesting and amusing Read more [...]

Book Review: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

by heather
My Story by Elizabeth Smart (with Chris Stewart)is both horrifying and beautiful. Horrifying because of what she went through (although she does not go into any kind of graphic detail, which I'm sure most readers would appreciate) and beautiful because of the strength that she has. It is beautiful because through the dreadfulness of her experience she continued to have hope, and because she pulled something positive out of this experience, going on to become an advocate for recovery programs and Read more [...]

Book Review: And They Were Not Ashamed

by heather
This is not really my area of expertise and I generally don't review books that I dislike so much that I can't bring myself to finish them, but I have had several friends request that I review this book on my blog. So here we go... When I decided that I wanted to talk about rape culture to my Young Women, my bishop recommended that I read And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment by Laura Brotherson. Ok, so I ordered it and started reading. No where in the Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese

by heather
This week while I trying to find one my recipes I discovered that some of the stuff from my old blog never transferred over. Just as well, originally when I posted it in 2009, I neglected to take a picture, and the recipe has evolved over time. So, from my archives: My husband is allergic to almost all raw vegetables and many cooked veggies too. My kids just generally won't eat them. This makes getting my family to eat well-balanced meals a challenge, too say the least. I thought Deceptively Read more [...]

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