Week 4 Meatless Meals: Bruschetta Portobello Mushroom Burgers

So… I have a confession to make. I was terrified of making these portobello burgers. There’s something so daunting to me about portobello mushrooms for some reason. What if they come out leathery, or watery, or bland? I would never post a recipe I didn’t truly enjoy, so I went so far as to plan a back up meal just in case. That being said, if you’re anything like me and scared to try it,  let me tell you, your future self will thank you.  Continue reading “Week 4 Meatless Meals: Bruschetta Portobello Mushroom Burgers”

Week 3 Meatless Meals: Spinach and Mushroom Baked Pasta

We’re half way there! Week 3 of the 6 week series is my Spinach and Mushrom Baked Pasta. It’s a creamy and savory dish that will satisfy you without weighing you down. Despite the ricotta and parmesan cheese, it’s a surprisingly light and fresh dish that will leave you wanting more!

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When He Stops Buying You Flowers…

Now, I’m no veteran in marriage. Three measley years is pretty darn elementary even in the smallest of comparisons. In fact, if we were comparing it to human lives here, my marriage would (probably) just have learned to use the potty– which someone please tell my two year old that by the way. Continue reading “When He Stops Buying You Flowers…”

Week 2 Meatless Meals: Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Fried Rice

So I was really trying to contain my excitement, and it lasted all of one week. I was going to save my favorite recipe for week 6 of the series as a grand hurrah, but here we are at week 2 and I caved. Continue reading “Week 2 Meatless Meals: Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Fried Rice”

Week 1 Meatless Meals: Blackened Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Sauce

It’s officially Week 1 of the 6 Part Blog Series of Meatless Meals. For those of you that missed it on my Instagram Story, I will be posting one meatless meal every Wednesday in hopes of getting it to you early enough if you want to make it Friday– six weeks should leave us at the Friday right before Easter!

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Bittersweet Motherhood

What is motherhood like? You try to tell all the soon-to-be-mom’s just what to expect. Messy. Beautiful. Wonderful. Crazy. Chaotic. Hard. What’s an antonym for glamorous? Yea, that. But there’s really no word better than bittersweet.

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Why You Should Never Love Your Stepchild

Put down your proverbial pitchforks. I get this is the land of social media and not everyone knows me personally, but if you did (or if you do), you would know the unwavering love I have for my stepson. He was my whole life before I had my daughter, and now they are my whole life. Point blank.

So, great… She loves her stepchild, tell me again why we’re here then? Why would anyone say you shouldn’t love your stepchild? Well, anyone with a heart, anyway… Continue reading “Why You Should Never Love Your Stepchild”

Christmas Cookie Party

I want to first apologize for being absent for so long. When I first started Mom and a Half, I promised myself it was going to be fun, & if ever I felt pressured or stressed to write just for the sake of a keeping up with the blog world, then I would stop and refocus on my family. Well, safe to say that with the chaos of the holidays, my focus has happily been 100% on my family (and decorating and wrapping and cooking and trying to balance how much sugar kids are allowed to have per day between left over halloween candy & candy canes left by their Elf on the Shelf.) It’s been crazy. And this Christmas Cookie Party was no different. Continue reading “Christmas Cookie Party”

For the Mom and a Half’s

Brooklyn’s asleep, my husband’s next to me, and Benjamin’s sitting on the couch watching Moana on his iPad. I can’t help but chuckle a little bit at the sight of it all, knowing it would give off the image that we’ve all had a wonderful, calm night. Like we all have our shite together.  Continue reading “For the Mom and a Half’s”

Halloween Inspired Spider Web Cake

Some people jump out of airplanes, others climb into cages in shark infested waters, and some, dare I say the bravest, decide to try to bake a cake with two kids. I used to think I had a problem with saying “no” to the kids when they asked to do something, but I’ve come to realize that I’m actually just an adrenaline junkie.

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