Billy Crystal likes to eat French food, in empty mansions, while undercover for the CIA

My brain is scattered lately. I say "lately" like it's a new thing. It's usually scattered. It's a rule. The kid pops out and the brain becomes mush. Times that by 3 and it's complete oatmeal in my head. As I try to become an adult again (for the umpteenth time!), and … [Read more...]

“Love For Our Afflictions: Allowing Pain to Pave the Way to Peace”

We have all had things in our lives that put us to the test. Afflictions we call them. They make us sad, cause us pain and they often alter the course of our lives. Imagine having several of them... all life changing... in only a few years of your young life, with your husband … [Read more...]

A Back to School Letter For All Kids…

It's back to school time. Yes, it is! I literally have the holiday song "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." running through my head daily.  My son gets really irritated when I sing it out loud!  :) Most of me is completely excited to have my children going … [Read more...]

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love

Growing up in Upstate New York, I lived in an area populated with many family farms. When I was very young, I remember having to wait for the cows to cross the road before our bus could pass. The smell that the cows “left behind” did not seem to bother me, as it might have … [Read more...]