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The Best Remedy and Recovery Dog Cone O’Shame We’ve Ever Used

Poor Dexter had a boo on his leg that he wouldn't stop licking, so we had to resort to the Cone O'Shame. Booo! Could he be any sadder?! (Not to worry, we plied him with treats throughout the ordeal.) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping … [Read More...]

OMT! Blogs

5 Things I’m Grateful For Right Now

Quick, name 5 things you're grateful for right now... Did you hesitate? Or were you able to knock out five solid things? I hesitated when I first saw the question, but it wasn't because I didn't have five easy go-to items to impress you with my speed (like that could ever happen.~snort~), it was because I wanted to take my time thinking about, then sit in my … [Read More...]

5 Reasons To Stop Setting Goals For Your Adult Children

What?! There are folks out there setting goals for their adult children? Um, apparently. I'm as shocked as you. Are we living on a compound? Are we jungle people (that kinda seems unfair to those who reside in the jungle)? Are we so fixated on the lives of our children and not our own that we have time for these kind of shenanigans? READER BEWARE: This post is going … [Read More...]

What Do We Tell Our Children? The Truth of Love.

Three years ago there was a bombing on U.S soil at the Boston Marathon. It was senseless (aren't they all?), outrageous and scary as hell. Suddenly bombings were happening to us, to the collective us, and our children saw and heard about it, which meant we had to talk about what they saw and heard. We had to figure out what to say, had to figure out a way to truth that … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Beer-Infused Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder

Mmmm, beer-infused slow-cooked pork shoulder. Yum-Yum-Yum. I could just leave that picture here and we'd all be happy, right? WRONG! I know you wanty the recipe. The easy-easy-easy slow cooker recipe. Let's get to it. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the … [Read More...]

What Grandma Drinks: Bliss-Inspired Tipsy Floats

Who remembers orange Creamsicles and ice cold root beer floats from childhood? ALL OF US! Right? Since Sweet E was recently here, I had a few Creamsicles in my freezer. After he left, those delicious treats gave me an idea for a grown-up drink: When I was coming up, Creamsicles were a rarity in our house. If The German brought them home from the commissary, #1: … [Read More...]

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce

I love enchiladas. I love a good red sauce. Even better, I love to make an easy red sauce to pour on my homemade enchiladas. This recipe will leave you asking, "Why am I buying generic enchilada sauce, when I can make THIS!" I grew up in a diverse neighborhood, in the sense of typical dinner fare. In our house, you could bank on The German preparing German food. … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

The Best Remedy and Recovery Dog Cone O’Shame We’ve Ever Used

Poor Dexter had a boo on his leg that he wouldn't stop licking, so we had to resort to the Cone O'Shame. Booo! Could he be any sadder?! (Not to worry, we plied him with treats throughout the ordeal.) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through … [Read More...]

Hours of Happy Play with Rocket and Astronauts!

It's no secret I'm in love with Green Toy products. Luckily, so is Sweet E! Here's my non-sponsored review. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much … [Read More...]

Lost Your Keys? Your Phone? You May Need this.

I'll need a show of hands: have you ever lost your phone? Your keys? ~so many hands, mine included~ I was on a friend's site and her mom gave her one of these as a gift, cause, well, she losses stuff...like us. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

Summer PSA: Drowning and Secondary Drowning. Do You Know The Facts?

Once a year I write about the signs of drowning and secondary drowning (who knew that was a thing?!) because A) Most people think drowning looks like the Hollywood version of struggling about in the water and B) the post serves to educate  or refresh all of us as we enter into the summer season of … [Read More...]

Duolingo Spanish Lessons

I used to be bilingual; I spoke West Texan and broken German. It has been years since I conversed in German, yet there is still much I understand when I hear it spoken. Today, I'm no longer bilingual, but I'm hoping to change that with the program Duolingo. Sweet E attends a Spanish immersion … [Read More...]

Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self!

As a melanoma survivor, I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year. It's important information that can save your life. Melanoma is on the rise. This is a scary cancer (aren't they all?), as it can be tough to treat. Don't mess around if you think you see changes in a mole … [Read More...]