Shopping With Daughters… or not.

I have mom friends who have sons instead of daughters, and almost all of them have said to me, at one time or another,...

Life Hack

I recently watched a video that offered life hacks, which were guaranteed to be so useful as to be life-changing. I was riveted: face...

THE Peach Cobbler

The best peach cobbler I have ever had was in Canton, Texas, while visiting my aunt Trish the Thanksgiving after my mom died. My...

Nuptuals and Naive Narcissism

I am shopping online for a dress for my nephew’s wedding, wondering what is appropriate for “the aunt.” He’s the oldest cousin on my...

Saint Michael Pumpkin Scones

I made pumpkin scones last weekend, refrigerating the dough on Saturday night and baking it on Sunday morning. I was skeptical; pumpkin is so...

Roly Poly Little Bat Faced Girl

She doesn’t know what the plant is, but she imagines it is wheat; she is walking through a wheat field, like a farm girl,...

So Many Maybes

It used to be hard to be grumpy on a really gorgeous October day, and yesterday was a seriously pretty day today; the sun...