Apr 172013
 
Wife of the Year

I have a very good husband.  Let me scratch that.  I have an amazing, wonderful, salt-of-the-earth husband.  I know I will never be able to keep pace with him, so I don’t even try.  He’s even cooler because in more recent times, the poor guy has had to put up with so much “charmingness”. Most
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Apr 122013
 
Misplaced by a Few Decades

It occurred to me the other day as I was kicking off my laborious nighttime routine, replete with all its multitude of creams, at 7pm, that I might not be exactly “acting my age”.  I have always maintained a deep sense that my true home was in a retirement community.  There is so much about
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Apr 102013
 
Handing Down The Slingshot

In truth, I don’t think More than Mommies needs any introduction.  The powerhouse women, Christine and Janine,  behind this engaging blog are beloved by so many.  They rock out a sweet, encouraging space where moms can touch base, find a few laughs and draw strength from each other.  I have been following ladies almost from their start,
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Apr 082013
 
All the One-Word Answer I Need

I wasn’t planning to post this morning.   All the usual players were in the game–tiredness, exhaustion, not being able to keep up, blah, blah, blah…but then I woke up with a jolt at 2:36am.  As hard as I tried to pass this off as waking up because I had to pee or typical poor
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Apr 072013
 
I Fell in Love with a Table

Now before you go assuming me all furniture-ho, let me clarify.  It is our table.  And I brought it home and gave it a permanent spot in our dining room.  And I fully checked out its credentials before signing my heart away. The sordid story isn’t that sordid.  We got married almost 12 years ago,
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Mar 292013
 
Grief Does Funny Things

It’s Good Friday, and today, death and suffering are near and present.  Easter’s  joy, blessing, renewal, and sense of hope are coming, but now we hang out in the pain for a bit. It may be the time of year or just that I don’t handle holidays well in general any more, but for some reason,
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