Happy Birthday Baby (It’s me, Really, Your Mama)

Sep 25th, 2013

Oh how I’ve missed you dear reader. You probably don’t recognize me, now that I’ve been stripped of my crown.  Now that I no longer hold the title and wear the proud sash  ‘Queen of Those Who Will Never Ever Allow Animals in this House.’ I’m not who you think I am.  Or maybe I’m [...]


I Pledge, Well Kind of

Mar 1st, 2010

You bet I accepted the Huffington Post’s Week of Eating In Challenge. I’m all in.  Shine that spotlight on homemade meals and watch me frugally budget.  Who knows? All that money I’m saving could add up to bags of gold that will allow me, some day, to bid adieu to my aging appliances and rip [...]


It’s Planting Time, Right?

Feb 16th, 2010

Whooo-hooo!  It’s party planting time. I know that you’re digging out from feet of snow and shivering huddled around a cup of coffee while your runny-nosed, snow-bound children run ragged through a house that hasn’t been aired out in months, but come on.  I’m ready to get down and dirty dig in some dirt. My [...]


It’s Her Birthday…and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Jan 4th, 2010

Nah, despite my reputation to the contrary, I’m not going to cry.  I may be shaking my head back and forth in disbelief that I am old enough to have a nine year old, but there won’t be any tears.  Not when I am the proud mama of an attitude-copping, eye-rolling, delicious delightful beautiful nine [...]


Happy Birthday, Baby

Sep 25th, 2009

Oops, that’s not my birthday baby.  Here she is. Lest there be any confusion, her name is Acadia, not Lorax.  But boy oh boy does she speak for the trees.  If by speaking for the trees you mean throwing down on the lawn and kicking and screaming in protest of a few defenseless branches. Sweet [...]


Happy Birthday to you

Jan 4th, 2009

Happy Birthday baby girl. No, wait, that’s not right.  This is not you anymore, lounging around under the table with the balloon, waiting to blow out the candles on your 3rd birthday cake. This is you now.  Independent.  Determined.  Generous.  Empathetic.  And unbelievably eight years old. When did you make the leap from being my [...]


Happy Birthday to Acadia

Sep 25th, 2008

I’m working on a boatload of humorous articles, useful tips and wonderful recipes following our harvest day at the farm last weekend, really I am. But how can I be expected to formulate sentences when I am swimming (drowning?) in the inconceivable fact that, as of 2:54 last night, my baby turned five. FIVE! Here’s [...]