Kitchen Reno, Five (plus) Years Later

Hoo boy, has it been a long week or what? I know it's technically a short week, but it feels...trying. Trying and LONG. Last Thursday night my son got home from Quebec, and early Friday morning we got in the car for an eight-hour drive to visit my … [Continue reading]

Don’t throw the rocks in your glass house

Sometimes it feels weird, writing when there are so many tragic, horrific, and frankly depressing things going on in the world. It seems strange to complain about the astounding difference the subtraction of one child from the household makes in … [Continue reading]

I think I’m going to make it after all.

It is the almost the end of September, and my 13-year-old leaves TOMORROW for a week in Quebec. Mostly - MOSTLY - I am very excited for him and this excellent travel opportunity, the ability to see a unique and culture-rich part of the country, and … [Continue reading]

Fall is short for “snowfall”

It is now officially fall and as I write this, the cold rain is falling, soon to turn into wet snow. Well, the beautiful summer was nice while it lasted, so I won't complain. I might complain just a little though. Wednesday was the first … [Continue reading]

The World Is A Rich Tapestry

You guys, it is happening. IT IS HAPPENING. Remember back in 2012, when I predicted we would see a resurgence in the popularity of the names of our mothers' generation? I have now made the acquaintance of two young women named Barbara and Brenda; … [Continue reading]

September is the real New Year

How is everyone doing, on this first week of back-to-school? So far, so good in the Boyhouse; maybe not from Barkley's point of view, though. Yesterday after drop-off, Barkley and I stared at each other for a while, in our silent house. But … [Continue reading]

Book Review: All Our Waves Are Water

I was asked by Harper Collins to be a part of a virtual book tour for the memoir All Our Waves Are Water by Jaimal Yogis, and, although you know I'm not a "sponsored post" kind of girl, I am definitely a "book review" one. So I was thrilled to … [Continue reading]