One-Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

This one-skillet recipe Lemon-Rosemary Chicken is packed with flavor and is oh-so-easy to prepare. The classic pairing of fresh rosemary and lemon is the centerpiece of this dish, while the addition of sautéed shallots adds a subtle depth to the flavors. When paired...

Urea Cycle Disorder CPS 1 – Rare Disease Day

My youngest son was diagnosed with urea cycle disorder cps 1 and I am talking about it today because Rare Disease Day is February 28, 202, but what does it mean, and how does this apply to our life? Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS1) deficiency (CPS1D) is a rare...

March Coloring Creatives Pages are here

Looking out my window it doesn't show that spring is here in about a month - but the March Coloring Creatives Pages have been released! The pages include monthly and weekly overviews, gratitude pages, goal and money tracker, and meal planner. I find that when I am...

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Caterpillar and Flower Pattern

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A fun little toy set for any little one that loves a caterpillar and flower. Replaces the button eyes for yarn made ones to avoid choking hazards. Materials: Hook: G (4.25mm)Medium worsted weight yarnStitch marker, Safety EyesFiberfill Gauge: not needed I did use a...

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Pink Grapefruit Martini

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I am a fan of grapefruit and my favorite alcohol is vodka so this pink grapefruit martini makes sense to me. It's a light and refreshing cocktail and the perfect refreshing drink on a warm day or any other time really.

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A metabolic genetic update

A metabolic genetic update

I don't think of myself as a saint...as my kid's doctor does which he shared his thought with the new team on the metabolic genetic team. It's been a solid 10 years since we had done a "let's see what the metabolic panel" looks like - and it still feels strange to see...

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Petra Monaco

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Welcome to my space on the interwebs! I love all things personal growth, music, art, food, words, and more importantly coffee. Hi, I’m Petra. Introverted Rebel, author, artist, teacher + coach, doer of things, and a mom to 3 boys – one with some extra needs that have forever changed my life. And this is our life! 

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