Category Archives: Parenting

My Dad, and the Summer Vacations

Every August—right after swim team season ended—my dad took his two weeks of vacation and we traveled north to spend a week with my dad’s family in Maine and a week with my mom’s family in Massachusetts. Sometimes the order … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Parenting, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mother’s Day Without Mom

Last year, when Mom was in the ICU, I brought her favorite foods, in hopes of tempting her to eat; lobster rolls, blueberry muffins, cold coffee drinks. She slept for most of the time I was there, but I was … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home, Parenting, Special Days | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Construction Cake for Henry

My sweet little guy turned four this week, and requested a construction cake. How could I say no? I baked two tiers of two layers each (lemon and chocolate), with lemon frosting between layers and chocolate frosting outside. I’d hoped … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Parenting, Special Days, Things I Made | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments