Memorial Day: Finding His Father

Memorial Day: Finding His Father

A brief encounter at the local workout place the other day still gives me tingles and reminds me of the enduring significance of World War II and its impact on our country and our families, all these years later. A friend revealed that her husband had been a baby when...
A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

We have a huge generation gap going in this household. My Beloved and I intend to buy a retirement home in the great Southwest. Our daughter, who will be a senior next year and is basically a hipster, has had to listen about what we want in that winter home,...
Mammo M.O.

Mammo M.O.

Getting screened for breast cancer is a great way for a mother to love her children — to make sure with early detection, she’ll be there for them for the duration. It used to be, though, when you’d go in for a mammogram, you had a long wait while...
The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

Last night, after a cool and windy day, my darling neighbor and I were transplanting some lovely variegated hosta from her yard into our neighborhood pond area. We were working under some ancient cottonwoods, transforming the berm underneath them from a weedy mess...
Hocus Pocus Focus

Hocus Pocus Focus

The average attention span is now 8.25 seconds, down from 12 seconds as recently as 2000. That’s a  statistic with profound implications for educators, bloggers, moms and . . . LOOK! A SQUIRREL!!! Just kidding. But it is very important for moms and dads to help...