Reading to a Child is a Great Investment

Owl sitting on a book
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For the past couple of years, I’ve been using my Thursday lunch hours to participate in the Read to a Child program. It’s for the elementary schools in the city I work in.

I have the privilege of reading to DM (not his real name). DM is a second-grader in the poorest area of the city.

It humbles me – in a big way – when I walk into that school.  Most of those kids are so sweet. And yes, there are some naughty ones too.

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I’m Tidying Up!

I am tidying up


Standing in line at the grocery store, you can’t help but notice the magazine headlines shouting to you.

Almost every issue of every women’s magazine has some sort of “de-clutter” or “get organized” message on its cover.

EVERY issue.

Have you noticed?

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Paleo Recipe :: Super Simple Sunday Salad


simple salad in mixing bowl

If you’re looking for a quick, easy Paleo recipe for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner salad, then this is it.

It was late Sunday morning and I wanted something good for me.

So…here it is.

CONFESSION:  I used lettuce-in-a-bag for this one.

It doesn’t get any easier than that.

All by itself, lettuce-in-a-bag (or plastic container) is pretty darned boring.

So…add some chopped veggies, a hard-boiled egg, and few other flavors and you’re all set.

Oh, and don’t forget the oil + vinegar dressing.

Because an undressed salad is a sad, sad thing.



The What

  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 large Roma tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil + vinegar salad dressing
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large pinch of coarse black pepper


The How

  1. Add lettuce, eggs, vegetables, and sunflower kernels to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, and salad dressing.  Toss until all ingredients have the beautiful sheen of the oil + vinegar dressing.
  3. Plate up and enjoy!



This recipe makes enough for two nice-sized salads.

You could share it with someone, or…pack up half and have it later.

It makes a great addition to your lunch bag.

Make it great.

Make it paleo.


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