This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pancakes for Lunch

We had a great lunch today. Jamie and I made home made pancakes and not so home made blueberry muffins. We were out of granulated sugar so I had to improvise and use brown sugar, but they turned out heavenly just the same. I measured out ingredients and he put them in the bowl and then he stirred them. I let him pour the pancakes onto the skillet, but I did the flipping. They really turned out perfect (despite the look of the picture). I love cooking with my little man.

White Lily Pancakes found at

Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 15 min Makes: 8 servings

1 1/4 cups White Lily® Self-Rising Flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

1. Heat griddle to 400 degrees or heat lightly oiled skillet until a few droplets of water sprinkled on surface evaporate quickly.
2. Combine flour and sugar in mixing bowl. Combine milk, egg, and oil. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture. Stir just until well blended. (Batter will be lumpy.)
3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into hot griddle for each pancake. Cook until golden brown, turning once. Serve warm


I've finally perfected our version of this.

We use one tablespoon of brown sugar and one of granulated sugar.

I use canola oil.

I add a whole bunch of Cinnamon, along with a tiny bit of nutmeg and ginger.

These are awesome with or without syrup.

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