Sausage and Mustard Green Soup

I found some awesome mustard greens at the farmer’s market the other day and bought them on impulse. It was a great idea until I realized that I had no idea what to do with them. After realizing I didn’t have the ingredients for a traditional batch of greens, I found a great recipe onlineContinue reading “Sausage and Mustard Green Soup”

Self Quarantine Day 68: Be Brave

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged but I’ve had a lot on my mind and my plate. I wanted to share some of my current journey with you though. I am a firm believer that all life has value and a greater place in the divine plan. That “The Universe”, God, quantum physics, whateverContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 68: Be Brave”

Self Quarantine Day 31: Reset

Tonight I am doing nothing. Well, not quite nothing. I’m obviously allowing myself to blog but I’ve set a timer. Fifteen minutes is all I get. Then it’s reset time. I’ve been working non-stop for days. I wake up and clock in. I work for 8 hours, sometimes more. All while juggling the needs ofContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 31: Reset”

Self Quarantine Log Day 26: Washing Away Stress

Being a working Mom takes up almost every waking moment. If I’m not at work I’m thinking about work. If I’m not at work or thinking about work I’m taking care of my kids or thinking about them. Sometimes I’m doing it all at once. Working from home since the quarantine started has largely eliminatedContinue reading “Self Quarantine Log Day 26: Washing Away Stress”

Self Quarantine Day 15: Our Perfect Day

We had all four kiddos home again today and somehow it all worked out smoothly. It was a perfect day. I was able to get work done. I even got some cleaning done between work and dinner. We spent most of the day outside. The kids played, The Hubs tore up more of the yard,Continue reading “Self Quarantine Day 15: Our Perfect Day”

Self Quarantine Day 11: Quarantine Food

I definitely saw the food situation going differently when the topic of social distancing and self quarantining first started getting tossed around here. I had visions of home cooked meals every night and tasty, healthy lunches every day. The reality has been vastly different. For starters, The Hubs has been working late a lot soContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 11: Quarantine Food”

Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight

I think I’m going a little loopy. I’m chalking it up to lack of social interaction. I’m an extreme extrovert apparently. Not talking to humans in the flesh is crappy. All phone and no face to face makes Diana a dreary girl. (Don’t worry, I don’t think we have an axe and there’s definitely noContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight”

Self Quarantine Log Day 3: Veggie Fatigue, Hell Cats, and Important Calls

Today was the hardest day by far. The girls are tired of each other and I’m just plain tired. I’m not cut out to work from home while watching two toddlers. They’re not great at spending all day sharing Mommy with each other and her work. The entire family has had enough of my healthyContinue reading “Self Quarantine Log Day 3: Veggie Fatigue, Hell Cats, and Important Calls”

The Words We Say, The Lies We Choose

For those of you who don’t know me personally or are just joining me here in the Mom Van, it’s important to know that I don’t believe in coincidences. So, when the Universe smacked me with two messages that boiled down to, “stop being such a jerk to yourself!” I felt the need to reallyContinue reading “The Words We Say, The Lies We Choose”

4 Apps That Are Helping Me Live A Happier Life

So I’ve been doing a lot to try and make my life better these days and I wanted to share with you four apps that have helped me in my journey towards happiness. They are in no particular order. I’d love to hear what apps you’re using to rock your life in the comments section.Continue reading “4 Apps That Are Helping Me Live A Happier Life”