Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Best One I Ever Made

I don't know about you, but I always get nervous about roasting the Thanksgiving turkey.  It's such a big responsibility.  If your casserole doesn't turn out exactly right, so what?  There are about 100 more casseroles on the table.  But if the turkey is bad?  That's a Big Deal....more

Love and Fear

Unless all your Facebook friends think exactly like you, your newsfeed is probably like mine right now--completely polarized on the issue of admitting Syrian refugees to the United States....more

Too Much Stuff: An All-American Problem

Editor's Note: This NaBloPoMo post was originally published on November 9, 2015. ...more
The holidays are here and I am having a very tough time cleaning up enough just to get out all ...more

My Forever Home

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.- Maya Angelou ...more

The Hardest Part about Being a Woman: There's No One Answer

Poor Caitlyn Jenner.  How quickly the accolades change to attacks, all because of a few poorly chosen words....more

#LoveYourLawyerDay: Why I Love MY Lawyer (and It's Not Just Because I'm Married to Him)

So today is Love Your Lawyer Day, which you can read about here.Y'all, this is not a joke.  Now, we are not a hyper-sensitive bunch here, and we can laugh at a good lawyer joke now and again, but the constant vilification of the members of the legal profession can get a little tiresome.Especially if you know MY lawyer....more

After Three It Just Gets Louder: Why More Kids = Less Stress

When it comes to kids, three is the magic number... for stress.Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels...more
Love it! I also had five children and have just embarked on grandparenthood... (I recommend it.) ...more

Should We Really Be Using Facebook for Political Statements?

I'm taking a short detour from my usual topics to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook. Specifically, since it's a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where discussions of politics and religion should be off limits unless you know the people really really well or at least know they are likely to agree with you? Or is it like newsgoups used to be, a great place to say whatever comes into your head and the devil take the consequences? Or is it perhaps some kind of hybrid, since you know most of the people in real life, albeit not always very well? ...more
Knit Run Reap Eat I warn mine when I'm about to follow an event like a debate. Some of them ...more