The Amazing Power of the Humble Flaxseed

In my 20s, I did nutritional research that lead me to the powers of the humble flaxseed. I started to include them in my/our diet, but I couldn’t find a way to incorporate them consistently, so I stopped eating them. Change is hard, isn’t it? Last year, as I proceeded through treatment for breast cancer, […]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let’s talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are a by-product of reduced estrogen in a woman’s […]

What Grandma Drinks: Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Scotch

Oh, Grandma! You have such refined taste! Any scotch drinkers in da house? You know, other than Choochie? This bottle of Glenfiddech Single Malt Scotch Whiskey was a gift from Boy to Garry at Christmastime, yet we didn’t get around to opening it until Garry’s birthday and we were not disappointed. From the producer: 12 […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]

What To Do About Sexual Dysfunction Post-Menopause

Oh, man. Who else just broke out in a sweat reading that post title? NOT A HOT FLASH! I’m going to put a caveat right here so NO ONE can say I didn’t warn them… CAVEAT: REAL TALK ABOUT SEXUAL FUNCTION POST-MENOPAUSE A small survey was taken (1,858 post-menopausal women, 45 and older – median […]

How To Make A Perfect Pound Cake

We all have a recipe we love and then forget about. This pound cake recipe is my forgotten one. When I make it, I swear I’ll never forget it again and then a year will go by before I find it stuffed in a cookbook, waiting for me to rediscover pound cake deliciousness. The original: […]

PSA of the Day: Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety

So much of a parent’s life is focused on keeping our kiddos healthy and safe. Today we’re talking about the dangers of buckling children into car seats while they’re wearing their heavy winter coats. SPOILER ALERT: Don’t do it! A parent’s natural inclination when taking a baby or small kiddo outside in the winter, is […]

How To: Open a Bottle Of Champagne Safely

When opening champagne there is no need for anyone to lose an eye. DON’T LOSE AN EYE! I’ve put together a fast and dirty tutorial, complete with videos! Someone get the lights! The professional! The regular gal! #1: Remove foil #2: Find the “key” on the wire cage and twist open, keeping your thumb on […]

Tired of Suffering From Insomnia? 5 Tricks to Help.

Being treated for breast cancer is no joke, y’all. While the docs are trying to save your life, some of the drug side effects can try your last sleep-deprived nerve. OMT is suffering from insomnia! If I’m suffering, I’m researching. I needed help and maybe you do too. Let’s see if any of these solutions […]

What Grandma Drinks: Beer + Whiskey Barrels = An Unexpected Delight

Oh, my babies. If you love an ice cold beer, if you love IPAs, if you long for the craft, and if you also delight in a deeply nuanced bourbon, you should add a Kentucky Bourbon Ale beer to your list. You have a beer to-try list right? RIGHT?! Boy introduced me to Kentucky Bourbon […]