Advice From Mom

I know I blog about my mom often. Mostly, because she's smart and funny and provides me with good material. But, also, because I love her. A lot. And, I want to remember as much as I can about her. Writing about her helps me do that. While we were at the beach in March getting the house ready for the busy rental season, I asked her what advice she'd like to pass on to her grandchildren. Without hesitation, she said three things: 1. Run. That's right, run. Runners are passionate … [Read more...]

Things you don’t say…

My oldest daughter just turned 21 years old. She is home for the summer working to bulk up her bank account after draining it with a semester abroad in London with side trips all around Europe. (Oh, to casually say, “When I lived in Europe…”) I’ve noticed a new maturity about her since she came home.  Some are small things like how she makes her bed, whips up masterpiece desserts in the kitchen, and actually seems to enjoy being a mentor for her younger sister. There are the big things … [Read more...]