Category: Family

Guest Blogger with Coffee + Crumbs

The Last Ride I discovered a sweet blog this year.  Coffee + Crumbs is full of stories by moms, for moms.  From the daily grind to the unthinkable, as parents, and as mothers in particular, we are taking part in this massive, universal, shared human experience.   Coffee + Crumbs published...

Biscuits Without Consequences and Other Temptations

Biscuits are delicious. No one can deny this fact. Buttery, flaky, satisfying with just the right amount of saltiness. If I had my way, I would eat them every. single. day. In fact, I would eat several of them each day. Alas, my thighs and my digestive system do...

Moms of Boys, Will We Ever Get Used to This?

My boys are big.  Moms of boys know that day is coming, where they pass you and can essentially become your protector instead of the other way around – the way it’s always been.  And something about that feels so special, like a huge reward for not duct-taping them...

Canned Snaps from MeMaw

Because you can never have too many.  If you’re not from the South, you may need an interpreter to fill you in – “snaps” are green beans.  “String beans” are also green beans, in case it ever comes up. I am continuing to filter through MeMaw’s belongings and brought...

Out with the New, In with the Old

A little over two years ago, my MeMaw passed away.  She was the grandmother that seemed like she should go last – full of life and spunk until the very end.  She didn’t suffer for long, just suddenly took a turn for the worse and peacefully left this world....