Grandma’s Guest Post: On Fifty Years of Marriage

As we’re preparing for a big trip to the U.S. for my sister-in-law’s wedding, my thoughts are filled with marriage. Please welcome my favorite guest-poster of all time, my Grandma Sandy, as she shares advice for fifty successful years of marriage.  Thanks, Grandma! Fifty years of marriage. How do you get there? It seems as though… Continue reading Grandma’s Guest Post: On Fifty Years of Marriage

Wishes for a Little Sister on Her 30th Birthday

The passage of time seems more real to me as the people in my life hit their milestones. It seems there’s no remarkable difference between one age and the next, a technical shift that happens in a day. But celebrating the big days of the people I’ve known all of my or their lives makes… Continue reading Wishes for a Little Sister on Her 30th Birthday

What I’ve Learned About Myself Since 30 (#1-12)

Okay, okay, I know I still have plenty of time to add to this list, but today after Prince Walls starting shrieking near-obscenities that mirrored my curses from within our giant SUV in the Sainsbury’s parking lot, it dawned on me that I need to understand myself for no other reason than to edit my… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Myself Since 30 (#1-12)

What I Didn’t Know I Love About America

It’s very uncharacteristic of me, but I’ve kept the XM station “The Highway” tuned in my mom’s car, which she’s letting me drive while I’m here. What’s “The Highway,” you ask? It’s country music. ‘Merican country music. Many of the songs are about fishing and/or drinking beer, every third song drops the name of at… Continue reading What I Didn’t Know I Love About America

Things I Discovered in my First (Almost) Year as a Mom

My feet. More of a rediscovery. Let’s call them “laugh lines.” Age-defying bust lift technology. Coupons. Babies will put anything in their mouths. Spiders are even more disgusting when discovered in your baby’s mouth. Ducks poop a lot. Everywhere. Baby laughs fix everything.