I opened her blog and I saw it again. Another statement — an aside, really — explaining why she no longer writes about her children. It was just a quick note to her readers to help them understand the shift in her content, I think. Her babies are getting bigger, you see. And she wants to honor their stories as their own. To respect them and hold their hearts gently. To do everything in her … Continue Reading “When the Mommy War is of My Own Making”
Abby invited a handful of teenagers to our house last weekend.
We planned to go ice skating, but the rink was closed for a recital. Then we planned to go to our little town’s First Friday Artwalk, which I thought sounded delightful, but which actually, I was told, is boring and cold. Then we planned to play board games inside our nice, warm house, but it turns out that all of the board games we … Continue Reading “Tie-Dyed Christmas Cake”
I swear by everything that is good and holy in my life; I tried, I tried.
First, I tried not to post about Chesterberry Muffins at all.
Zip it, Beth. I told myself. Silence is the better part of valor.
FYI, silence isn’t the better part of valor. That’s not even a real phrase. DISCRETION is the better part of valor. I just committed phrase butchery. Probably because I have neither … Continue Reading “Chesterberry Muffins”
Despite what I said about Cai’s ranch-dressing covered toast (which I do, in fact, feed him), I can cook.
Sometimes, I can even bake.
And today I’m making cupcakes because I’m hosting a baby shower tomorrow. I’m using one of my very favorite recipes, which I’m almost positive I invented all by myself.
And, by “invented,” I mean “invented with mixes.” I have 5 kids. I’m short on time.
Today’s favorite recipe is Corncake Cupcakes … Continue Reading “Corncakes and Underwear Lassos”