Fine Dining

One of the many domestic skills that I am woefully lacking in is the art of cooking.  Make no mistake, I can find my way around the kitchen well enough to keep my daughters and myself alive and well, and… Read More ›

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  • In Good Company

      Independence Day afforded me some time to reflect on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness this morning, as I set out to run the trails.  Much like a pilot has a pre-flight checklist, I have a pre-run checklist… Read More ›

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  • The Year’s Not Over Yet

    Years ago, when my oldest daughter started preschool, I traded in my traditional January-December calendar for one that ran July-June. This new calendar allowed me to better manage her new school schedule and extracurricular activities. Even now, I still purchase… Read More ›

  • The Girls of Summer

    When I was a little girl, as soon as the school year ended, summer was there to greet me with its seasonal offerings. Lightning bugs. Softball games. Sleepovers with my best friends. Staying up late. Sleeping in even later. Our… Read More ›

  • One More Time

    After fifty years, like everyone, I have amassed a number of stories. Some good, and some not so good. My forties found me embroiled in a neverending series of stories of the not so good variety. Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Breast… Read More ›

  • Commence: Advice for Graduates

    This weekend, my oldest daughter will join the ranks of high school graduates and become an alumna of my alma mater.  It’s another significant event in her life, and it is one that warrants some words of wisdom, of which… Read More ›

  • Punta Mom

    In preparation for a recent trip to Punta Cana for my oldest daughter’s final high school spring break, I was, what my daughter now refers to as, Kentucky Mom.  So, who is Kentucky Mom?  She is the mom who holds it… Read More ›