‘Tis the season.

It started last week with Hallee.  A runny nose, slight cough.  No big deal, both of my kids get allergies this time of year.  Started her on the Claritin melts and called it good.  A few days later Maddy tells me her throat is scratchy and then her nose kicks in.  Again…no fever, nothing terrible, […]

Seasons of change.


With September almost here (I know, I’m so not ready for summer to end), I thought I’d give you a “back-to-the-land” update and tell you that I’m pretty well hooked on gardening…who knew?  I thought gardening was for other people..you know…Aunt Bea/off the grid type people. But I have enjoyed this and learned so much.  The […]

Oh my God, Becky….

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So last week I decided that I was going to have a yard sale today.  (Saturday) The amount of clothes in my kid’s closets was becoming out of control.  My own closet was stuffed with clothes that no longer fit/were never going to fit again/needed to be cut loose from the herd.  And yard sales! I love yard […]

Forget winter, the teen years are coming.

Lurve that little smooshed face.

Child number 2 was born in 2002, right here in Bangor.  She was the happiest baby and toddler…charming, grinning, curious and a total hug-a-bug.  Girly-girl…always wanting a stack of bracelets, a swath of necklaces, every scarf I owned and had been introduced to french Vogue by her Auntie.  By the time she was 8 she […]

To my forever child on the eve of her 18th birthday.

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18 years ago tonight, I was almost a week overdue.  She was due on June 28, but that day came and went with no signs of her wanting to make an outside appearance.  At my weekly appointment a few days earlier, my OBGYN said it rather plainly.  “The holiday weekend is coming up and I’m […]