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Sunday, October 28, 2018

5 Simple Steps to Amazing Cranberry Sauce

We recently had Thanksgiving in Canada this month and as I do every year, I pulled out this old post to refresh my memory on how to make my cranberry sauce.  I thought since the American Thanksgiving was coming up soon, that it would be nice to re-share this classic Thanksgiving recipe!

Cranberry sauce is one of those things that you either love or hate.  Kind of like mince pies.  My reluctance to eat cranberry sauce myself could stem from my own youthful memories. My mother, not a fan of it either, would grudgingly serve it by dumping a can of cranberry sauce into a dish and placing it on the table.  It would sit there, rings and all in a jelled mass. She didn't so much as mash it into the bowl. Nothing looks so unappetizing as seeing a jellied mound of red stuff with can rings. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

6 Tips to Finding Joy As a Mom of Special Needs

One of my biggest struggles over the past few years has been finding my joy.  I think a lot of us mothers feel this way regardless of whether we're working in the home or out of it. Whether our children are neuro-typical or special needs. Too often, we feel overwhelmed and stressed by the number of things that are on our plates. 

I have been reading more and more posts about how moms are so stressed.  I find myself nodding wholeheartedly in agreement and tagging my husband in posts because he just doesn't seem to get the mental strain of being the one to juggle all the balls in the air.  My husband is amazing, he really is and is always willing to pitch in.  He's just not pro-active about it.