Now What Do I Say?

My childhood memories of Easter revolve around frilly new dresses, church and big dinners with family. I tried for years to duplicate those memories for my children, but when you don't live near family and don't consistently go to church,  it's hard to do. A few times we've communed with friends or occasionally family has … Continue reading Now What Do I Say?

When the Truth Didn’t Hurt

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club. This week's RemembeRED prompt was to write about a time something seemingly terrible happened,but looking back, it brought something wonderful. “Come over,” she said in response to my sobbing. Sniffle, snort, snort. “Really, you think I’m going to make a … Continue reading When the Truth Didn’t Hurt

Just Because We Can, Should We?

I read an article yesterday in the May issue of the Ladies Home Journal about the plight of the families living in Appalachia. It is a devastating picture of an America that I have never known and hopefully neither will my children, at least not from personal experience. I was shocked to read about a … Continue reading Just Because We Can, Should We?

The Easter Bunny called. Santa is dead.

I have worn many hats this week. Today was gardener, party planner, referee and nagging mom. Somewhere I misplaced my bunny ears. We trickled in around 9pm after spending the evening out as a family enjoying dinner and a movie. On the way home I was struck with the realization that I had never put … Continue reading The Easter Bunny called. Santa is dead.

Savory Saturdays: Overnight Baked French Toast

My writing has been sporadic again, and not because I have writer's block or burnout. Last week my in-laws were in town for a visit. I don't know what it is about having company that makes me feel like I have to cook more elaborate meals than usual. Although I do try to keep them … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Overnight Baked French Toast