Palindromes

Palindromes

In addition to being Super Bowl Sunday, which stubbornly takes place even when the Packers aren't playing in it, and Groundhog Day, a holiday our family has embraced with procrastinating pleasure, yesterday was also a palindrome 02/02/2020. It's the same forward and backward. Of course I love palindromes. I'm a mom. I have a niece [...]

Our #girldad

Our #girldad

I wore my "Pittsburgh vs all yinz" shirt and an old Packer hat earlier this week on the anniversary of the day my father died. I took them both for a long, slow run on a beach he had grown to love. Then, my mom and I ate ice cream. Proud Pennsylvania native and nine-year [...]

Packy snow

Packy snow

Magic happens when you wake up on a leisurely Saturday morning and discover the greatest winter gift of a Midwestern childhood -- packy snow. By Saturday evening our neighborhood looked like a George Lucas snow globe. One family spent the day building a giant snow arch for the mailman, and another built a castle and [...]

A challenge, a project and a reward

A challenge, a project and a reward

My brother in-law Brian gave me a challenge, a project and a reward for Christmas this year, all because he picked my name in our annual family Kris Kringle draw. I am nervous, touched and relieved by his efforts. The challenge came in the form of a small bonsai tree and a survival guide for [...]