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Every now and then – okay, more like nearly every day – there is something in the news that catches my attention … and passion. Sometimes it’s about food or food-related issues, sometimes it’s about everyday life and living. If it lights a fire under me, it’ll be here for you to read! 

Don’t split your chores, share them!

Good Morning America is a morning ritual for me. Sometimes I watch 15 minutes, sometimes I watch all two hours (if I'm home for the day!) This morning, they aired a segment titled "Secrets to a Better Marriage: Splitting Chores Can Help" that described how changing the traditional roles of who does what in a marriage (or partnership) can lead to a better relationship. Okay. I'll go there ... but I'll one up you. Don't switch. Share. Share the daily grind and spend more time together. ...

My “One Lovely Blog Award” Surprise

I received a wonderful surprise last night when I checked in on Twitter … Valerie Hughes, who writes Genealogy with Valerie, nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. I am very honored to be recognized by such a great blogger and author! Thank you, Valerie! The rules for this award are as follows: Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog Share seven things about yourself Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!) Contact your ...

Why Coca-Cola wins with ‘America is Beautiful’

Let me just say it out loud ... I love this Coca-Cola commercial and the stance they take with its contents.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443Vy3I0gJs I am American ... but I came from somewhere, rather my family did.  I have a teeny tiny drop of Native American Indian in my DNA and the rest is German, Scottish, English, French and Irish that I know of. My ancestors spoke German, English, French and even Gaelic ... and I suspect Old Norse.   If you've read any of my ...

What color is Santa Claus?

When I first saw the clip of Megyn Kelly telling all of us that Santa is white, I thought, "Hmmm, ..." and I won't repeat what followed.  I haven't really followed the drama since her statements ... it was an ill-fated piece of political satire ... but this came to my attention again today while reading a Facebook post.  Like any good mom, I've given it some thought, especially since I am White and Noodle is mixed race. In my upbringing, Santa Claus was represented by a "jolly old ...