For the Love of Dixie

Celebrating faith, family and Texas

Her Greatest Adventure: Remembering My Mother’s Death

Sticky post

Exactly one year ago today, I walked into my mother’s room in the nursing home, carrying a cookies and cream milkshake (I was pregnant, after all), and found her finally at peace. First Anniversary of My Mother’s Death Even after… Continue Reading →

Refreshing Lemon Basil Fruit Salad

Sticky post

I created this lemon basil fruit salad yesterday, using fruit I already had in my refrigerator. Inspired by last week’s Brain Food post, I concocted an easy maple syrup glaze full of herbal, lemon flavor.  This fruit salad is a… Continue Reading →

Dear Mom: You Were My First Blessing

Sticky post

Dear Mom, If life had gone the way I’d planned, I wouldn’t know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I would probably be organizing a party for your 60th birthday at Pappadeaux or Chuy’s instead of selling shirts and bracelets to raise… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine

I love making tagine, or Moroccan stew, because it is healthy and flavorful and makes great use of a few of my favorite anti-inflammatory spices. (You can substitute certified therapeutic grade essential oils for the lemon, as well as for the… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day: Somewhere in Between Us

Mother’s Day is a bittersweet time for me and a difficult day for my grandmother.  We mourn the woman who connects us, the mother who made me want to be a mother, the daughter who made her a mother. One year ago, on the day before… Continue Reading →

30 Reasons I’m Thankful to Be Turning Thirty

I have to admit, turning thirty is a little scary, especially when your mother had symptoms of Alzheimer’s before she turned fifty.  My husband noted that I am “advancing in age” in an otherwise very sweet birthday letter. But, turning thirty is a little bit exciting,… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: 30th Birthday Favorite Things Ends April 22

I am giving away a few of my favorite things in honor of my 30th birthday and Stress Awareness Month (April)!  Hurry, the contest ends on my birthday, April 22. This is a personal giveaway provided by me and is… Continue Reading →

Approaching 30: Confessions of An Easter Baby

I was born on Easter Sunday 30 years ago, when my mother was 30 years old.  As I am rapidly approaching 30, I reflect on new life and the true meaning of Easter. My Easter birthday As a child, I… Continue Reading →

Brain Food: Spring Clean Your Diet

I’m wrapping up National Nutrition Month (March) with a brain food post that is several years in the making.  My relationship with food and health shifted dramatically following my mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Disclaimer:  I am not a medical doctor and… Continue Reading →

Mom Confidence: Overcoming Perfectionism

Struggling with perfectionism During So You Think You Can Dance auditions, a 30-something mother of two young kids was asked why she was finally trying out for the show. She told the judges she has “mom confidence” now. She didn’t… Continue Reading →

Romance and Diaper Duty: Prioritizing Marriage As A Young Mom

Prioritizing Marriage While Feeling Unromantic It seems like nothing has been working correctly lately–my cell phone, my brain, you name it.  I am exhausted and overwhelmed with the endless tasks of mothering two children under two.  Meanwhile, my husband is… Continue Reading →

« Older posts

© 2014 For the Love of Dixie — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑