The Mom I Wanted to Be

Airplane-take-off

I haven’t cried hard in a while, but when I saw my eighteen year-old daughter wave a shy goodbye as she left my sight at the airport last night, I couldn’t stop.  After seven months of her being home for a “gap year” between high school and college, she was taking off for a two-month trip to Europe - a giant leap out of my protective arms and into adulthood.  I’d felt pangs of impending loss all week, but the tears flowed while standing there as she actually walked away from me.Had I done eno … [Read more...]

Domestic Endeavors

My favorites--fresh peaches!

Sometimes we call it serendipity. Sometimes fate. Sometimes coincidence.But the irony of my reading Rebecca Cusey’s post on hipster homemakers while the UPS man was at the door delivering my latest Amazon splurge--Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day—was hard to miss.Of course, this bread-making idea came from a certain level of competiveness. A mom at school had strolled into the recent teacher appreciation lunch with piping hot rye bread straight from her oven.“Oh, this?” she said, a … [Read more...]


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