Has a sno-cone ever ruined your life? No, me neither. I have a flare for dramatic retellings of life events, but even I wouldn’t go that far. I would, however, say with utter confidence and no hyperbole that a sno-cone put a serious damper on what was supposed to be a really fun day a… Continue reading Are Sno-Cones Really Worth It?
You can’t trust the calendar to tell you when spring starts in Kentucky. Mother Nature doesn’t believe in arriving on a set schedule in the Bluegrass State. But despite her best efforts at playing coy, there are ways to know that we’ve crossed that seasonal threshold, tiptoeing out of winter and into spring. I know… Continue reading How to Tell That Spring Is Here
My ten-year-old daughter had her first full-fledged Mall Experience over spring break. To me, it felt like a seismic shift, a sudden lurch forward towards adolescence and the teen years, with her eventual departure for college suddenly rearing up just around the corner. Then again, I can be a bit overly dramatic. To her, I… Continue reading Rediscovering the Magic of the Mall
I spent last weekend with my mom and my aunts, who just happen to be four of my favorite humans on the planet. We gathered in Cincinnati to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was perfect. We shopped at thrift stores, grooved to a 40s big band concert, and watched movies, but mostly we ate… Continue reading There’s a Reason I Have Three Kids