A Mother's Day S.O.S.--It's Not What You Think

I always look forward to Mother's Day because it's the day I receive homemade (schoolmade?-since they are made at school and not home...discuss) gifts from my kids. I've received Betty Rubble inspired necklaces with painted clay baubles, handprints pressed in clay or painted on a ceramic tile, and magnets proudly displaying my children in various stages of missing teeth. I love the sweet mommy cards and poems that accompany such gifts with their "festive" decorating....more

Mother's Day & New Nicknames

Shadow KrakenThis Mother’s Day was the best one I’ve ever had.&nb...more
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My Mother's Day Gift

I know I'm late but...this is for my mommy.   I know I'm a day late but here it goes.  ...more

Rites of Spring in Italy: AROMA CUCINA

Rites of Spring in Italy: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/L17WGl The 'firsts' of many yet to come. We are exploding with sensory overload here in Umbria. The beauty, colors, sights, smells, are all extraordinary, and beauty matters (a discussion I've been having with a number of our artist friends). We feel so lucky to share this bounty with good friends. Just seems the right thing to do. ...more

apple of my eye

 I was annoyed.  Here we were on a budget and my husband was off buying random things for his computer.  Didn’t he understand I’d see the bill?  Didn’t he get it that we are trying to be frugal?  The conversation went something like this:“I see you bought something at the apple store,” I said.  I was scrubbing food off plates after dinner.“Huh?”  He looks up at me from his magazine, looking empty and confused....more

Mother's Day 2012

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Mother's Day

Growing up, I participated in several different choirs and choruses.  My parents had a rule that I had to be involved in a music program each year, and I believe that if you google my maiden name, one of the first links is a quote from my graduation interview with the Indianapolis Youth Chorale.  I don't have a particularly lovely voice; I have a small range and hardly any character, but I think the Youth Chorale let me in because I could blend well and sing harmonies.  I liked it, but I've noticed over the years that without a lot of exercises, my voice has gotten weak and i...more

You Are a Mother.

Today, we celebrate Mothers.It doesn’t matter whether you work full time, stay home, work from home, foster, or are an empty nester.It doesn’t matter if you have one child or twenty.It doesn’t matter if you are infertile and will never have a child....more

while I sit here

As I'm sitting here I'm thinking about what's going on at my mother's house. My daughter called last night and asked me to come over. Something about a surprise-I guess I'll see when I go over there! I hope people didn't cook a big breakfast because it's no fun anymore. Now lunch, or even dinner I could understand and handle.  I have three daughters waiting for me to spend time with them. I think  I'll  get dressed and go over there. Happy Mother's Day to me!...more

while I sit here

As I'm sitting here I'm thinking about what's going on at my mother's house. My daughter called last night and asked me to come over. Something about a surprise-I guess I'll see when I go over there! I hope people didn't cook a big breakfast because it's no fun anymore. Now lunch, or even dinner I could understand and handle.  I have three daughters waiting for me to spend time with them. I think  I'll  get dressed and go over there. Happy Mother's Day to me!...more