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On a wing and a prayer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We had made our lists and checked them twice. We had removed all extraneous jewelry. We had packed everything in 3 ounce clear travel sizes.

It was a cold day

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It was 9 balmy degrees. This was up from the low of zero midday.

On raising kids – and kids

Thursday, January 8, 2015

As the children grow and change I have really enjoyed watching how the interaction between adult and child changes.

Resolution: Have a relaxing New Year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I love Christmas. I love the holidays, the happiness, the warm glow of twinkle lights.

Finding Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

By the time you read this, it will be Christmas.

The case of the missing keys

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The nice thing about marriage is that you have sort of a built in failsafe for those days when even though you love them, you really don’t LIKE your spouse very much.

Thanks to Netflix, I can’t get off the couch

Thursday, December 11, 2014

’Tis the season to snuggle with your smartphone on the sofa.

Summer of squalor revisited

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Every once in a while I receive a note asking about something I wrote about some time ago. This time it was a sweet email asking about how things went with the Summer of Squalor.

Let’s invent the perfect Mom App

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I’ve had my smartphone for almost three years (that’s practically a golden anniversary in the tech world), and I have become that person who, when faced with a new challenge or task, says ‘I think I have an app for that.’

Unleashing Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I’m a dog lover who doesn’t necessarily always like dogs.

The great leggings war

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This conversation is about knit pants. Let me repeat that: knit pants.

In sickness and in health, consider others

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When you’re not feeling well, use some common sense.

The dirty truth

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The thing I love about political season is … nothing. Not a single blessed thing. How is this possible?

Excessive celebration: Embrace it

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We’ve all seen — and sometimes shunned — them.

Miracles of ‘didn’t’

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.

Let’s (not) do lunch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Parenthood principle

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I like about writing for public consumption. This is opposed to, say, how I started out which was just forcing these missives on my grandmothers who are contractually obligated to find me fascinating.

Playing cat and mouse

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ah fall. The season when all of nature attempts to move indoors.

Go jump in the lake

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer, as we know it, has come and gone.

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