Down With the Shine

It has just hit me recently how much better I am. I was messed up for a long time, even after I thought I was back to normal. For five years, I thought about Anna’s stroke every day. It was with me wherever I went. There were reminders at every turn – from the obvious,... Continue Reading →


What’s Cookin’?

I like to cook, so it’s fun for me to prepare meals for my family. I know not everyone feels this way, though, and many parents don’t have a lot of time for food prep. Today I cooked all three meals for my kids, and dinner for all four of us. As I was making dinner,... Continue Reading →

The Unexpected Turn

I stumbled upon a website today about a baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder that causes premature fusion of the plates in the skull. This hardening of the skull causes pressure on the brain, along with a multitude of other medical issues. As I looked at photos of the tiny infant with... Continue Reading →

Burn the Spanx

“This dress is wrinkled and I look crappy in it!” I whined to my husband. We were meeting a group of my friends from high school and college, some of whom I hadn’t seen in over 25 years, and we were already ten minutes behind schedule. This dress was my Plan B outfit, the one... Continue Reading →

NYC, Part 2

We walked. And walked. And walked some more. We saw Times Square and Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall and NBC Studios and too many other places to list. We ate lunch outside in a sea of business suits. We rode the subway. As we waited on the platform for our train, another train... Continue Reading →

Don’t Tickle Me, Elmo!

Bustling. Multi-cultural. Noisy. Overstimulating. Flashy. Crowded. Vibrant. Exhilarating. New York City. We only had one day, so we knew it would be impossible to see anything more than a fraction of what we wanted to do. The strategy was to begin in Times Square and walk our way through as much of the city as we could.... Continue Reading →

Yankee, Go Home!

As you may have guessed, I did not write from the road on our vacation. The days were busy, and by the time we got settled into our hotel each night, the only thing I wanted to do was collapse on the bed and watch HGTV. I took notes every day, though, and I planned... Continue Reading →

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