Our Christmas Camelot

Our Christmas Camelot

Everyone has a Christmas Camelot -- that magical moment when you look around a room filled with all the people you love and your heart swells so big it nudges the tear ducts in your eyes. This year, our Christmas Camelot happened midway through the holidays on a frigid Thursday in Cecil, Wisconsin. Smoke curled [...]

Here Comes Goodbye

Here Comes Goodbye

She drove my car way more often than I did this summer, and borrowed my clothes as a matter of course. "Hey, is that my...?" I'd asked. "Yes, it is!" she'd answer cheerfully as she headed out the door. She left coffee grounds in her press on the kitchen counter and piled shoes by the [...]

And more, much more than this, she rode the subway

And more, much more than this, she rode the subway

My mother traveled more than 2,000 miles to celebrate her grandson's birthday, but the real indication of how much she wanted to be a part of Charlie's 30th celebration happened after she got to Manhattan. That's when Grandma Peggy, lifelong germaphobe and avoider of big crowds and closed spaces, rode the New York Subway. Start [...]

Sistermoms

Sistermoms

Where would we be without our sistermoms? The college roommate mom who, without comment, always packed extra snacks on playdates because she knew you wouldn’t remember to bring anything for your kids? The witty mom who makes you laugh? The tri-lingual mom who is definitely smarter than you? The artistic mom who made amazing costumes [...]