Archives for November 2011

The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Bread

Last week a loaf of pumpkin bread went missing.My girls and I had baked four large loaves and four small loaves on Saturday afternoon.  According to one daughter, we put chocolate chips into two of the large loaves.  I recalled putting chocolate chips in three of the large loaves.  We were perilously low on chocolate chips that day.My oldest son, the chocoholic amongst us, dove mouth first into the first large chocolate chipped loaf.  The other kids opened a non-chocolate chipped loaf.  B … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Mags: I Don’t Want Your Issues

I just made a thrilling discovery:  Libraries lend out magazines.If you already knew that, let me have my moment.Because, as it turns out, it was only a moment.Over the past three years, for a variety of reasons, I've let all the subscriptions to my favorite magazines, including the one I write for, expire.  I've missed them desperately. The trite, easy-to-read lists.  The tips for living a good life.  Articles on subjects I never knew I needed to worry about.So, with this dis … [Read more...]

Grounded in Love

I love my young mama friends.  Those with babies and toddlers, those announcing new pregnancies on their Facebooks every eighteen months.I love their enthusiasm, their love for their children, their determination to do what is best, no matter how hard it is, for the little ones under their maternal wings.And how I remember those days.  When I woke up at the crack, made homemade oatmeal, mowed the grass before 7.Ha!They were busy, busy ones filled with diapers, training the b … [Read more...]