childhood, Cooking, Recipe

Mustard Cake

This is a recipe 40 years in the making.  You know those family legends that are told and re-told at every family gathering? Usually a source of embarrassment to the her.. er, culprit in the tale, who was too young to know any better but can’t live it down? Well. my family has one they… Read More Mustard Cake

childhood, family, teen years

Nurturing Men

I haven’t yet watched the ad. You know the one I mean, the one with the well meant intentions that went off the rails. Look, the underlying concept is sound. Men need mentors. Men, societally speaking, don’t have a lot of healthy male role models.  Look at the statistics. We live in a world of… Read More Nurturing Men

childhood, family

No Babies Here

I took a week off from the blog. It wasn’t something I’d planned to do, it just happened. Work has been work, but family has been… It’s an interesting season of life. You’d think, with four teenagers, one of them completely independent and out of the house, I’d have more time, not less. Ha. Hahahahaaha!… Read More No Babies Here

caregiver, childhood

Mother’s Touch

The hardest thing to do is to do nothing at all. I was reading an article about medicine, medical care, mental health, and psychotherapy, and the motto of ‘first do no harm’ which is part of the foundation of medical ethics. The Hippocratic Oath contains the phrase “abstain from doing harm” and the idea is… Read More Mother’s Touch