My husband Paul and I took a body blow at the end of one September. We’d had a baby boy in adoptive placement in our home for two months, thinking he would be ours forever, and then one day we knew he wouldn’t. We surrendered him back to the arms of the young woman who… Continue reading The Unexpected Grace of Pumpkins
The boys have been begging for piano lessons. I want them to learn to play, so this was wonderful. I had concerns, though. I was a little scared of my piano teacher when I was in elementary school. She did not put up with hijinks, and I didn't know from hijinks. Not compared to the… Continue reading Ode to the Piano Teacher
Some of you are going to think less of me after you read this. I don't care. It's time we talked about this. I don't like sharing my food with my kids. They're sneaky, and they learn it early. They sidle up under your arm at two years old with those enormous dark liquid eyes… Continue reading MINE
It's that time again, folks. I will be riding in the CF Cycle for Life fundraiser next Saturday, September 15. If you want to skip all the fol-de-rol and go straight to donating, here's the link. Cystic fibrosis is a currently uncurable genetic disease. Improved treatments and medicines have lengthened the predicted lifespan of CF… Continue reading Help Keep Levi Crazy!
There is a real problem facing today's home cook that no one wants to talk about. The mechanization of, well, everything means that the candy and cookies you can buy in stores are standard and perfect and exactly the same size every time. While this is good for calorie counters (according to the MyFitnessPal app,… Continue reading The Dangers of Home Cooking