I am a sarcasm wielding, cherub lugging, cheese devouring nut job writer living in Portland, Oregon with my very patient husband, two fireball daughters and an ill tempered cat. My site runs four main categories (with all kinds of crossover); Bringing Up Babies (managing parenthood with humor),
Of the Earth (edible/ornamental gardening & cooking-usually with the kids) , The Crafty in Me
(I make stuff-usually with the kids) and Everything Else
(A catch-all for things not mothering, gardening, crafting or cooking-where I usually end up talking about the kids).
Three days ago, my seasonal craftiness set in. Finally. It did me no favors waiting until eleven o'clock at night on the eve of December to arrive. I'm not thrilled it forced me to lie in my bed in the dark, with an iphone burning my retina, frantically scouring Pinterest for ideas while I should have been sleeping, but I'm awfully glad that the crafty is in me once again...read more
Today I Am A Published Author
Today, a book containing the essay I wrote about my most wonderful friend, Leslie, was published.
The HerStories Project is an anthology of essays by fifty women writers on the topic of female friendships.
Women laugh and cry together, hold each other's broken hearts and celebrate life's most shining moments together. We share secrets and shoes, tears and truth. These are our stories.
I now have the theme song to The Golden Girls stuck in my head...read more
Diary Of A Kitchen Remodel
To The Other Side
Then, we got our house back. We started moving our furniture back in Friday morning. By Saturday evening, I was speaking in complete sentences again. Smiles began replacing stresses. Now it’s Tuesday. I’m banging through the days, trying to put our lives back in order. It is going to take many weeks but when I need a pick-me-up, I just wander into the new kitchen and lick it. It is delicious...read more
Puckery cranberries and tart apples, mix with savory shallots, sweet brown sugar and bitey ginger to stage a dance party on your tongue...read more
Direct Listen To Your Mother:Portland ? Don't mind if I do!
Actually, I do mind if I do. I mind so much, I am nearly out of my mind over the news that Portland has been accepted as one of thirty-two cities to put on the Listen To Your Mother show this coming May 2014...read more
The Crafty in Me is going to start featuring independent artists. I'll tell you about someone cool, who makes something cool. You, who are no doubt also cool, will enter to win one of those cool somethings. This will be fun. Also, cool...read more
Do you read me?
I make things & write about them.
Children, gardens, meals, crafts, messes, jokes...