Category Archives: Special Days

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

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First Day Hike

On New Year’s Day Matthew and I pried our children away from their screens and new toys and brought them to Algonkian Regional Park for a hike along the Potomac River.

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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

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