Have you heard a heart beat before? Sometimes I like to sit and watch the vein pulse on my husband’s neck. It’s rhythmic. It’s comforting. It’s my favorite feeling.

My sister and I came home this weekend. She’s in school to become a Physician Assistant. She pulled out her stethoscope, and we started listening. To my heart. It beats slow and steady. To her heart. Slightly faster than mine. To my mom’s heart. It’s even faster with a gurgle. She has Mitral Valve Prolapse. Read more

Need ripe bananas in a pinch? Roast them. Preheat oven to 325°. Place unpeeled, bright yellow bananas on a lined baking sheet (bananas may ooze). Bake until skins are completely black, about 20 minutes. Flip bananas halfway through. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before handling.