Motherhood is for Chickens

Motherhood.  Thoughts of children with runny noses and schoolbuses come to mind.  Endless laundry, storytime and playdates and it leads to rebellion and boyfriends, doesn't it?  We, and I say we because I did not do this alone, were lucky, very lucky.  Our version of raising two girls did not follow the script of a Lifetime movie.  There were no catastrophic events and no regrets; just two young women, now out on their own, that we are so proud to call our daughters. ...more

When chivalry died, it took common courtesy with it.

Elbows off the table, say please, ask first; you know the drill.  Do you remember hearing those commands from your mother or your grandmother?  Actually, I can remember hearing some of that as a child in elementary school.  I also remember learning how to write a proper letter and address the envelope along with the proper etiquette as it pertains to stepping aside when you suddenly find yourself needing to pass a person walking towards you.  Now if this doesn't make me feel old, not much else will.   ...more

Settling In

"Build a bridge," I told him.  "What have you got to lose?  Go ahead, apply for the job."  Be careful of what you say when someone asks your opinion.  Especially if that someone is your husband and the topic is a new position, out of state.  ...more

52 pies in 52 weeks

all the major sources indicate that 2011will be the  year of the pie.  move over cupcakes, put down the sea salt and make room for pies!  having completed my second cookbook, i  needed a new challenge.  each week, i develop a new pie recipe, some sweet, some savory, all are original recipes.  visit the blog each week to see what i have come up with then take some time to bake one.  send me photos of your pie and i will post them on the blog....more

I'm still recuperating from my Month of Pies in November! I think a pie a week is much saner ...more