A Reflection Before Moving On

My husband and I brought a chapter of our lives to a close last weekend. Our youngest is now a college graduate. We have successfully raised three children into adulthood. (And by 'successfully' I mean they're breathing and aren't {currently} burdens on society.) In some respects, it seems like just yesterday I was dropping each one off for their first day of…

A Letter to My First Born and Chocolate Ice Cream

Yesterday I picked up my oldest from the airport. She graduated from college last May, and then spent the summer as a counselor at an idyllic camp in the Adirondacks. Now she is figuring out the "what comes next" part of her life. What follows is a letter I wrote, but never shared with her.  I…

Happy Bellies and Sunglasses

Today should have been "Happy Bellies Day". (And just for the record, I know that some of you are thinking it should be Happy Belly's Day. But it's not.) "Happy Bellies Day" is the day my youngest and I make a Happy Bellies Bake Shop run, indulging our sweet tooth (should it be sweet teeth since I 'm talking…