Acquiring a Taste for Wine – How to Properly Enjoy This Elegant Beverage

Even if you drink wine regularly, you might not have a developed taste for it. Drinking box wine from your local supermarket does not mean that you know wine, but if you would like to acquire a more elevated taste for this extremely elegant and at times sophisticated beverage, the process is…

Things To Know Before Taking Out A Personal Loan

Personal loans are designed to give individuals a rapid influx of cash when times are hard. They offer people a way to acquire the necessary capital to carry out some home renovations or to pay off debts and raise their credit score.

Of course, as with any other…




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I'm a former Special Education teacher, wife, and mother of two sons and four rescued pets.
Two years ago, I "retired" from my teaching job to devote more time to my family and to fulfill a childhood dream. I became a stay-at-home mom/children's book writer & illustrator. A few months ago, I also became a blogger!
In my spare time (when I'm not busy working on a new book project, or blogging, or taking care of my boys, husband, and pets, or cleaning the house, or doing the laundry, or cooking, or helping with homework and sports), I love reading, watching chick flick movies and reality shows, and working out.
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August 2013

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Blog Hop: Why Do I Write?

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

Some of you (especially if you're somewhat newbie like me) might be asking, "What's a blog hop?" Well, I was in the same boat as many of you until recently an amazing blogger named Fern Ronay invited me, or should I say, "tagged me" (yep, still learning the bloggers' vocab folks ;)) to do a blog hop. 
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Portuguese Pizza! Eggs and Ham, Yes I am!

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 5:57pm 2 Comments

I absolutely love this pizza! I was craving it so much that I had to call my mom to get the recipe. She also gave me 2 nice tips to make the pizza even more tasty! In Brazil, we call this pizza a "Pizza Portuguesa". What a delicious fusion of flavors from the ham, onions, boiled egg, and kalamata olives! Many might be tempted to leave out one of the ingredients like the boiled egg, onions, or olives, but please don't! All these ingredients are essential, as they work together to create…


Why are Artificial Food Colors and Dyes Banned in Europe but NOT in the U.S.???

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

I'm a big advocate of eliminating artificial colors (aka food dyes) from our children's diet. Why? Well, it's because I have first hand experience with the negative effects on my two sons' behavior and attention span. It started when my oldest son was only two years old. I noticed how he would go from cooperative and having an active (i.e. busy but not atypical for a 2 year old child) behavior, to bizarrely defiant and hyperkinetic behavior for the next two or three…


5 Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mom

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

REALITY CHECK: According to Forbes, only 8% of people achieve their New Year's resolution... So, when our commitment to those New Year's diet and fitness resolutions seem to waiver and fail... How about a second chance by adding these 5 healthy foods to your diet? This list was created after much research and includes many notes from the time I was a university Fitness and Health instructor. There are, of course, many other healthy foods besides these five. This is just a short list to…


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At 6:33am on December 26, 2013, Lauren Markman said…

Welcome to the community, Vanessa! Just wanted to stop by and say hello from Sorry, Mom. I didn't listen.


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