The To-Do List (click to read) was an assignment from Parent.co and a tribute to my mother. She was the queen of the to-do list. I love writing about her.
Goodbye Rituals (click to read) is a universal story. All these families, everyday. Make your own story.
The Effects of Affection (click to read) was a sweet one for me. This is one I think Miriam will really hold close to her when I’m gone one day.
The Power Of Positive Fruitcake (click to read) was a therapeutic experience for me. And now it’s a finalist in a contest on Parent.co! The contest theme is DETERMINATION. If I win, I will stick a candle in the biggest fruitcake I can find to celebrate! But if I don’t win, it’s cool! Because …FRUITCAKE RULES!!!
Stress eating (click to read) is a subject near and dear to my heart (and my pants). I’m compelled to tell the truth. I’m also compelled to unbutton my pants after dinner.
“A How-To” after you’ve lost a child (click to read) was an assignment from the skilled editor Dawn Raffel. It was a thrill and a learning experience.
Talking to Strangers (click to read) was fun. Miriam basically wrote it for me, just by being herself. And she hasn’t changed one bit. Target is on still on a first name basis with her.
The First Playdate (click to read) was an important one for me. I felt normal. Not so alone in my motherhood. Allison is still awesome and wacky. And our wacky club has more members than I ever knew. I’m really lucky in the “mom friend” department. You all know who you are. And I’m ready for a karaoke night very soon!
That time I had the Flu (click to read) …so that’s where all my sick days went.
The bracelet project (click to read) is incredibly close to my heart. This story wouldn’t have been possible without a lady named Cassie Nordin. Cassie really demonstrated what the power of words can do. She will always be special to me.