The Mama

This post is part 3 of 11 in the series, “Marvelous Midwest,” about discovering my extended family in Indiana and “ukeing” it up in Missouri. 

For those of you joining this miniseries midstream, let me catch you up.

My husband Craig and I flew into Indianapolis from Los Angeles. My first trip to the “middle.” We met and totally fell in love with a branch of my family that, up to very recently, I didn’t even know existed. And visa-versa. It’s an interesting story, a how-we-got-here-from-another-country story. Click for the details. Read More

Asking for Help

For those of us who are spinning too many plates or burning too many candles at all ends or giving up altogether and devoting their lives to working Sudoku puzzles…and the hell with it…


It takes a village.  Why not call on people for help, especially when it’s a win-win for everyone.  Why didn’t I learn this lesson in kindergarten? Read More