Sunday morning pancakes; Belonging Cookbook

I am so pleased to volunteer with Nourish Project with their Belonging Cookbook.  We are collecting recipes from our community members … but not just any recipes.. recipes for belonging. We believe food has the power to transform our everyday lives and bring communities together. Is there a meal or a dish that brings you…

And Sew It Goes..

It’s been a cozy weekend and as I am puttering around and mulling over writing a new post, I’m drawn to this older one I wrote just over 2 years ago.  It’s about the practice of mending: fabric and emotions.  It was published in Bunch Family and they even secured amazing photos by Karyn Valino to accompany…

Taking Time

During her first visit to our new home, my 8 year old daughter looked out at the row of backyards and asked, “Do you have to have a clothes line to live in Peterborough? “Yes, it’s the law.” Not having had a clothes line myself since I was a kid, I am slowly learning the fine…

Team Adventurers: Pre-Christmas Edition

About a month ago, my wanderlust kicked into full gear and I started dreaming about taking the kids on a mini getaway.  I decided on NYC (perhaps induced by Home Alone2) because I love NYC, and Christmas in the (big) city sounded so romantic .. and fun! Then I remembered… we live 20 minutes from…

The most beautiful (crooked) Christmas tree ever..

In a plastic world, I am a hopeless lover of that which is real. Consequently I sit on the real Christmas tree side of the ongoing debate. The smell is infinitely better than any air freshener on the market and I’m even able to overlook the pine needles that inevitably make their way into every…

Happy Birthday Jason

September 11, 2014 Jason’s 43rd birthday. It’s been 4 months and 5 days since he took his life. I asked Rain and Moxie how we should celebrate. “Can we get a birthday cake?” Sure, this seems appropriate. “What kind?” “He likes white cake. With white icing. And white whip cream trim. But not a lot…