Hanukkah is the thing with feathers

I know that I have been a little quiet lately, and my only excuse is that it's Hanukkah. And I'm me. I've been busy. But, I can't let another night go without telling you about my most special, night 1 present. Here it is. And in case my fabulously clear and professional looking photobooth picture doesn't do it justice, It's a lariat, long ...

“hope is the thing with feathers…”

I believe in angels. I don’t mean that I believe in the winged icons that hang with halos as holiday ornaments. I believe in benevolent forces, the spirits of those we’ve loved and lost, that watch over us, protect us and guide us through our days.   When I’ve needed help, or dug down deep for strength, I’ve been ...

Bird on the wire

"But I swear by this song" -Leonard Cohen, Bird on the Wire (Side Note: In searching back through the archives of this blog, I am astounded to see that I have only referenced Leonard Cohen once here, but I know that he has had a much larger presence on my Instagram page. I have so many Leonard Cohen stories, there ...

Where I’ve Been

Hello! Hey, friend. I’ve missed you. You look really cute today, by the way. I have not written in too long (though I did recently publish a new podcast and one with a cliffhanger, no less!) and so I want to catch up with you. I hope that you’ve been well. Here is what has been going on and why ...

The other things

Not too long ago I wrote a post about the things that I would, without a doubt, never be able to do. No matter how hard I worked, the "never" things in that piece were unattainable and I could accept some of those things more easily than others. Not being able to marry a Kardashian? Fine. Not being able to Kardashian ...

Carrie’s Essential Services

It all started with a Facebook post. Well, technically, it all started back in February when my dad called to tell me that there was a house for sale on the street on which he grew up. I did not need much encouragement to take a look at the grand looking house, built in 1924, that from ...

Wings

She turned and walked out of the room. We had just kissed. Eleven times. I refrained from getting up to watch her walk down the stairs, but I could hear her little footsteps as her red, glittery sandals met the hardwood floors on the staircase. Except, her footsteps aren’t so little anymore. My girl is off ...

Beginning

This morning, I experienced a most touching moment with my daughter. I heard her little voice before I saw her; when I walked into the hall I found her at our gallery wall, reading from our many favorite quotes. She was reading T.S. Eliot-- The quote I used for my first post on MommyEverAfter.com, when I moved over from ...

Find Your Perfect Holiday Gift at Mina Danielle

The holidays are almost here. Last year the holidays were the best ever, as we invented and established our own holiday traditions. I am so happy that many of these traditions have stuck; we are doing another Pollyanna gift exchange, some trips and have Christmas plans that involve nine pairs of matching pajamas. Though holidays, for me, are ...

Something new, and I think that it could be amazing.

Last night, as I hurried to take the kids for flu shots, get ready for band practice, and get dinner on the table, I posted a status on my personal Facebook page, and wrote a similar post for my local community's parent group, Main Line Parent Community. You may recognize the "Main Line Parent" name, ...