Mother the Magnificent

My last post was over a year ago and a lot has changed. I won’t go into details now, but I’m separated (since July), living in my new (since last November) house with my daughter, and it’s just the two of us, surviving. She started kindergarten, and my new school year has erupted apace, as…

Magnalite, Magic, and Mother’s Recipes

Today is Mother’s birthday. As I reflect on the wonderful presence she is in my life, I find myself reminiscing. 30 years of memories with her make me so grateful to have her as my mother, my best friend, my confidant and sounding board. She is the sound of reason, the voice in my head,…

Throwing a Wedding

I was just talking about this today with one of my coworkers, and I have to admit it was one of my biggest projects and one of the biggest successes of my “crafting” and planning career, prompting a very faint hint of a dream to be an event planner when I feel it’s time to…