Lessons Learned: Listen To Your Mother Essay

The amazing women of the 2017 Austin Listen To Your Mother cast!

There is a wonderful show called Listen To Your Mother that the fabulous Ann Imig created about a decade ago. The show is all about supporting motherhood in all its forms. I have been planning to submit an essay to participate in a show for years, and have put it off for years. Then Ann announced that 2017 was going to be the last year of the show. Since this year is my year to move, I pushed … [Read more...]

What I Know At 42

I just turned 42! Mostly I can't believe the number is associated with me when I often don't feel like an adult, much less a middle-aged adult. I've been reading a lot of books by smart people who talk about lessons they've learned, and thinking of my own lessons. Here are things I know or believe for sure. I didn't learn them suddenly because I turned 42, but I think they're worth sharing. … [Read more...]

More For 39!

It's my birthday you guys! Today I'm 39 and am a little startled that I'm beginning the last year of this decade. I just don't know how the last years have gone so quickly. I want to make sure I make the most of the year before I begin a new decade. I want more this year. More. More Words. I want to write more words this year. In the last year, I’ve barely written here (did you notice?), and … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Fun: Superhero Edition

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Tobin is obsessed with all things Superhero. He loves Hulk, Spider Man, Super Man, Ninja Turtles, all of them. So, for his third birthday in early March, a Superhero theme was sure to be a hit. Luckily, there are a lot of really creative people who have done Superhero parties, so I had a lot of inspiration to draw on. If you Google "superhero party" you will end up with many, many helpful … [Read more...]

Baking: Prune Cake

Mini Prune Cakes cooling!

The first time I had Prune Cake was in the early 1990s. I had never heard of it, but my late Mother-in-law, Sondra, made it for some holiday or birthday and I fell in love. Prune Cake is a favorite in Mark's family and I have so many fond memories of birthdays and holidays with this cake served. My senior year of high school, I took a Home Ec class and had to enter a food item in the local 4H … [Read more...]