Chocolate Mocha Vegan Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

Let me just say that vegan cupcakes ROCK. They especially rock when you have an excuse to make two dozen of them because it’s your twin daughters’ 12th birthday. I was just that lucky this past week:) While we were celebrating Harry Potter style, I was also reflecting, as most mamas do on our kid’s … Continue Reading

Supporting YOU in the New Year

Happy New Year! Are you already thinking of all the things you should be doing? Do you have a list a mile long of things you want to change about YOU? Are you judging yourself a lot right now, and letting the inner monologue rattle off criticisms about how much you ate over the holidays, … Continue Reading

How to Survive Christmas Parties When You Don’t Drink Anymore

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Going to a Christmas party sober is an entirely different experience. I mean, what holiday/special occasion/weekend/Monday is complete without getting hammered, right? That’s just what you DO. Yet if you are trying to quit drinking, or are new to sobriety, parties can become a very uncomfortable battle … Continue Reading

How to Survive Grief Through the Holidays

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am no stranger to death. Over the past few years, I have lost loved ones, as well as been witness as my loved ones lose, so daringly close to Christmas. It certainly weaves a new perspective on the celebrations- showing me how trivial the consumption of … Continue Reading