Heavy Drinker

“Surely a woman never looks prettier than when making tea.” ~Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret Given what you know about my background as a strict, teetotalling, Southern Baptist (now a Recovering Baptist), it might surprise you to know that I am, in fact, a heavy drinker. My drinking “vice” is actually virtuous, though, as I drink over a gallon of water per day, and I have definite opinions about how it should be served. Shocking that I have opinions, I know. Since […]

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Noonday Collection

“…if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the NOONDAY.” ~Isaiah 58:10 Adventures in Womanland, in the spirit of increasing our influence for God’s glory and the good of mankind, is proud to partner with Noonday Collection, both in “create[ing] economic opportunity for the vulnerable” and in supporting adoption and orphan care around the world. “Heather, what in the world have you gotten yourself into […]

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About Family Worship

At our house, we have a worship time every night after dinner. Each time this comes up in conversation, the person learning of our nightly ritual is (1) surprised (as noted by the signature lifting of the brows and downturn of the mouth) and, then, (2) curious. Very curious. I mean church is that place you go once-a-week, right?  How much sin do you have in your life that you need to go every day? you ask. We have some very […]

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Learner-Leader Day

In our revolving-door home, we always have at least one kiddo here at the beginning of each school year. No matter who’s here, each child has Learner-Leader Day to celebrate the beginning of another school year. Natural children, international students, whoever!  If a child moves in mid-term, he/she has Learner-Leader Day then. What that means, in layman’s terms, is that, if you  like this idea, you don’t have to wait until next school year. Do it now! Early on in […]

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THM-Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Is this that time already? Is it just me, or does it seem like the summer gets shorter and shorter each year? Awhile back, I put out a survey, and boy did you respond! Thank you! Many of you have asked for THM-friendly school lunch ideas, but the truth is that what you probably just need are ideas…any old school lunch ideas. Sure, they could be on-plan, but around about mid-October the 987th peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich is looking rather uninspired, and you just want […]

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Southern Cornbread

I once was approached by a Mexican woman with whom Big Daddy (aka My Wonderful Husband) works.  She wanted a pan of my homemade, Southern cornbread and was willing to trade homemade tamales for them. No brainer. She got the raw end of the deal, as this is about the easiest thing in the world to make. Besides Southern Pecan Pie. I got the tamales. Take my advice and ditch the boxed stuff.  Who knows?  You might get free tamales […]

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Cousin Carolyn’s Low-Carb Cabbage (THM-S)

“Cabbage is the perfect low-carb vegetable.” Trim Healthy Mama, p. 312 “Cabbage is awesome when it’s covered in butter and baked in the oven.” Heather Lewis, 2014 The statement, “I have a large family,” is the understatement of the century in my case. Between both parents’ families, across generations, I have approximately 607,458 family members. It’s true…ish. Okay, maybe there are a few less. Seriously, anywhere I go, especially in the Memphis area, I see someone to whom I am related. Once […]

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Summer-Fresh Broccoli Salad

“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” ~Former President George H.W. Bush I have never, not for one day, liked broccoli. Every member of my household loves broccoli and would eat it every night if I were willing to stink up my kitchen cook it regularly. It smells like feet. […]

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Creamy-Dreamy Crab Dip

“Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.” ~Charles M. Schultz Big Daddy loves crab cakes. Everywhere we eat, no matter what part of the country or what type of restaurant, if they have ‘em, he orders ‘em.  He spots them in his first, cursory menu glance. Sometimes he gets them for an appetizer (before his steak…semper carnivore); other times, he eats them alone. Then he goes to get ice cream. He’s pretty predictable that way. The […]

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A Valentine’s Treat

It’s Valentine’s Day, y’all! It should come as no surprise to you that this holiday, like most all in my life, are somehow related to food.  This is why I have to weigh-in with you every week. Well, that, and I have a little Wendy’s Double Stack fascination. Anywho, here’s what’s on the menu this Valentine’s Day at our house: The World’s Best Sugar Cookies, hands down.  Turns out, sugar cookies ain’t just for Christmas, y’all!  Please, please make these […]

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