Category: The Family

Can Do

As I started to add more and more things to my list of things I can’t do, like make a stinkin’ queen-sized bed or fold a fitted sheet or remember to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer or do any kind of ironing of any kind {note…

I Bet Norman Bates Didn’t Have To Take Tri-Sci

We all laughed when Emily took the “What career am I best suited for?” test at school and her results told her she’d make a fine upholsterer or taxidermist. “Pollster?” I said, almost mildly hopeful. “No Mama, you know, someone who covers couches.” “Dream big, my love. Dream big!” Not…

Fish-tery Solved, But We May Never Sleep Again

Last night we had a bit of a mystery on our hands. A fish-tery, if you will. (Credit where credit is due) I will admit I was a little exhausted from 6th grade meet-the-teacher night and was looking forward to crawling into bed early with a remote in my hand….

In Which I’m Not Only Medically Boring

*tap, tap, tap* Oh look, this thing is still on. It seems I took an accidental break from blogging, which then turned into a less-than-accidental break, but, well, building a business is proving to be the hardest and most wonderful thing I have ever done. But here’s the actual truth….


“Mama! Oh my goodness! You are in the pool! I can’t even believe it. This is just…THE BEST.” My little girl will never know how my heart leapt from my chest at that very moment. This week I went to Target and bought a black and white tankini. My body…

(What Laptop?)

I’m sitting on one of the porches of my parents’ new house in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. We are in the middle of a week-plus-long road trip from Toronto to Lexington,Virginia to Thompson’s Station back to Lexington, Virginia and then home. It’s before 9am, and I’m fighting with my new(ish) laptop…