Category: Motherhood

Shift Dress

I have this thing with being left behind. I guess it’s an “issue.”  I want to leave first, die first, I want to be the goer, doer.  I’m not aware of any abandonment issues, and if I have them, it’s too late to delve into that mess.  I’m an adult, a mom, who has a…

Read more Shift Dress

Fringed Vest

This is my mom. Time does things to people.  We change as we get older, and yet I think being a mother brings out the very best of who we were when we were little.  We want our children to have their dress up times.  We want them to sing into the Mr. Microphone and…

Read more Fringed Vest

Patches

I’m always a little overzealous with the Spackle. The less is more philosophy sort of goes out the window and I find myself not only covering up unsightly cracks or holes, but trying to get the wall back to it’s original state. My enthusiastic efforts usually create patches.  I overdo it and then I have…

Read more Patches

Light Curtains

I don’t review books.  I work at writing them, read tons of them, but except for the occasional comment on GoodReads, I do not review or critique. Book reviewing, being able to encapsulate an experience within a book so that others can understand, is an art form. There is nothing finer than a good book…

Read more Light Curtains

Expensive Socks

My son is being a little shit lately. He’s actually well over six feet tall and seventeen years old, so I guess that makes him a big shit.  He’s stormy, disrespectful, self righteous, ugly and cocky.  He has all the answers.  He’s conniving and manipulative.  It’s super yucky and he makes me nervous. When we…

Read more Expensive Socks

Linen

It’s Mother’s Day again. I like the idea of a day that celebrates those of us that mother, but the cheezy commercialism of it is a bit much. Some years it flies by. I buy the card, send the gift. My own mother thinks the whole thing is silly, so there’s really no pressure. For…

Read more Linen

Color Brighteners

I’m baking a cake today. Actually I baked the cake part last night and later today I’ll frost.  This one’s a little different.  Dark chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream frosting and then dark chocolate ganache poured over the top just until it cascades down the sides.  It looks beautiful in the picture. Remains to be seen…

Read more Color Brighteners

Mom Jeans

Parenting sucks. There it is, my first thought when the alarm went off at 5:10 this morning. If you have never read my blog before and you are thinking of clicking that FOLLOW button based on the above statement because you can’t stand your kids and you feel like this blog will be a place…

Read more Mom Jeans

Changing Area

When our daughter left for college last year, I ran around buying and organizing everything I could possibly control.  We moved her to her dorm, returned home, I finished cleaning out her room and I cried.  I knew immediately that I would miss the day to day.  Michael kept walking by her room and checking…

Read more Changing Area