Blog Archives for tag family

Airing dirty laundry while on vacation

“Whose are THESE?” my slim sister-in-law says with a laugh, holding up a large pair of underwear from a basket… Continue reading »

Life, hot flashing before my eyes

Last week, on the morning of my 48th birthday, I had my very first hot flash. The uncanny coincidence of… Continue reading »

The calm before the holiday storm

As you pop that fun-sized candy bar you just rummaged from your kid’s dwindling Halloween booty into your gullet, consider… Continue reading »

She’ll do it

Husband comes home from work, carrying dirty coffee cup. Entering kitchen, he sees that everything is neat, tidy, and put… Continue reading »

How to eat crabs without losing an eye

Human beings have evolved from their spear-chucking, cave-dwelling, hunter-gathering days. Today’s man walks upright when not sitting in lounge furniture,… Continue reading »

How to cook crabs without getting arrested for domestic assault

Last year, while on our annual beach vacation, a rental car pulled up to the corner outside our cottage. Three… Continue reading »

Vacationer’s Deadliest Catch

[Or, How to catch Blue Crabs without winding up in the Emergency Room] The Bering Sea crabbers have nothing over… Continue reading »

The Annual Holiday Letter

Dear Friends and Family . . . [oh boy, I can’t even get past the salutation without a dilemma. “Friends… Continue reading »

I kinda suck, but will you vote for me anyway?

I am a flawed person. No matter what I accomplish in life, my psyche hones in on the negative: the… Continue reading »

Rule No. 1: Follow the Rules

Fifteen years ago, I took on the role of stay-at-home mom with determination to go above and beyond the call… Continue reading »