Author Archives: practicalredhead

Artist

Art teacher: Your son is, like, an artistic genius.  But, he’s disruptive in class.  I need him to take it down a notch. Me: Yeah, it’s like that in school, too.  I don’t really know what to tell you, but … Continue reading

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An Announcement! (and evidently my job history)

It’s been five years since I’ve had a ‘job’.  I am a stay at home mom, so I am definitely working, but I have not been contributing to the household financially.  I have been very happy with this arrangement, because … Continue reading

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One Small Thing

My house is a disaster.  There is clutter everywhere.  The worst part is that when I clean a room, or part of a room, it is just as messy the very next day.  And when I say ‘clean’, I really … Continue reading

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Buckwheat and Delicious Curry

A month or so ago, I bought some buckwheat at the store.  I sometimes buy things that I find interesting, even if I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do with it.  It sat in my pantry, because recipes … Continue reading

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Gallo Pinto

Gallo pinto is a traditional Costa Rican dish of black beans and rice.  The literal translation of gallo pinto is ‘painted rooster’, and the reason is because the rice and beans mixed together (somehow) looks like a painted rooster.  But … Continue reading

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Rice And Beans

This month I am participating in Vegan MoFo, which means Vegan Month of Food.  If you are not vegan, that’s ok, you can just think of it as ‘Month of Food’.  In fact, I think the label scares people away … Continue reading

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Klean Kanteen

It seems like people are obsessed with bottled water.  Suddenly, water from the sink just won’t do.  Even though the bottled water is from some other tap (in New Jersey), we think that it is superior.  Also, it is also … Continue reading

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