A friend recently told me my life looked like Steve Martin’s role in Father of the Bride II when Martin’s character, George Banks, was trying to take care of his wife and daughter who were pregnant at the same time. They both went into labor and were in the hospital at the same time. He… Continue reading Becoming the Schmaltz Family
Not Just Any Old Table
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about gratitude. I wrote that I was grateful for my kitchen table. Yes, I know that’s an unusual thing to praise and honor but I love my kitchen table. What is it about a simple functional piece of furniture that makes me so grateful for it?… Continue reading Not Just Any Old Table
The Parable of the Irises
(This blog was written during COVID and someone forgot to post it. It still applies today!) Once upon a time, there was an old lady -- 62 at the time to be precise. She didn't live in a shoe, but she should have. During the pandemic months of 2020, she decided to take on an… Continue reading The Parable of the Irises
Grandmothering: Is this what it is?
Is this what grandmothering is all about?
If you haven't made plans to visit the Washington D.C. Temple, now is the time to do it. Doug and I were part of a large volunteer corps for the invited guests' tours a couple of weeks ago. After spending many years in the D.C. area as a Church public affairs director focused on building… Continue reading #dctemple #comeandsee