So. This happened. North Shore magazine, a local Chicago magazine, asked me to be part of their anniversary issue, where they highlight six local woman of “Style & Substance.” First I said no, and …Read More →
Okay, you asked! Here are 20 books I’ve been recommending lately. This isn’t my all-time favorites list (that would include Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, Hemingway’s Moveable Feast, and Ruth Reichl’s Comfort Me …Read More →
You know that instead of working on another book project this fall, I’m editing a magazine and also a book for another writer. I suspected that I’d enjoy the work. I didn’t know I’d LOVE …Read More →
It’s been just about one million years since I’ve posted a recipe, hasn’t it? I’m back, and we’re going big on this one: Salade Lyonnaise. Yuuuuuuum.
This is an all-time favorite, a French classic. I’m …Read More →
A couple weeks from now, when Henry turns 7, I’ll tell you all about who he is these days, about his creativity …Read More →
August, every year, is a whirlwind. We come back from the lake, pink-nosed and plump from Sherman’s ice cream and donuts from Golden Brown Bakery. It takes us a few days to settle back …Read More →
Okay, it’s ON. Back-to-school time is ON. There are forms and letters and lists and apparently a Singapore math workbook that I thought was optional and I learned yesterday is not.
You can feel it …Read More →
One of my new things (of which there are many these days–I feel sort of adolescent, changing & growing & trying new things faster than I can keep up …Read More →
Hello from home, where I’m halfway through laundry and, let’s be honest, about a quarter of the way through unpacking. Oh, heavens, I know, I know. I was supposed to announce the Michigan …Read More →
The 5 Michigan Awesome Winners:
1. MEGHAN: “My favorite thing about summer is porch parties with great friends; sometimes we read books together, sometimes we sit in rocking chairs drinking birch beer and laughing, other …Read More →
So I had this completely amazing experience last week. A friend of a friend invited me to a retreat in British Columbia. Part of the magic of the experience is jumping into the unknown—literally–so …Read More →
We arrived last …Read More →
A few months ago, a friend of mine recommended that I write a post about how to be a good dinner party guest. Certainly, I spend so much time writing and talking …Read More →
Congratulations to Angie! You won a fancy French Magimix!
Here’s Angie’s comment: “Summer to me is salsa and hummus time! It’s so much better when you can make those yourself since you usually eat the whole …Read More →
Happy Tuesday! Things feel so funny and upside down but all in a good way around here–Henry’s done with kindergarten, my brother’s home from a long season away, Aaron’s traveling like crazy and for …Read More →
I think I said at one point that four years old is the perfect age for a human. And then I think I said it about five year olds. But I really mean it …Read More →
Someone described me recently as “a confident, outgoing mom and a successful writer.” I looked around for who they could possibly be talking about. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly far-off that …Read More →
Working from home is wonderful in many ways, but it does means there’s no commute at the end of the day to let the mind unwind, and no external signal to move me from …Read More →
Brittany Stringfellow Otey!
Brittany, send me an email with your mailing address and which piece you’d like us to send you–congrats and love to you! XORead More →
Approximately one second after Bread & Wine released, people started asking me what’s next. Let’s be clear: this is exactly like asking women if they’d like to have more children while they’re still in …Read More →
Oh, I am so excited about this!Read More →
….or maybe breakfast or coffee or your book club or your cooking club or your bible study or your whatever?
This is so fun: all you have to do is send us proof of purchase …Read More →
And the winner (selected by random.org) is….Ruthie Dean! Congratulations!
Ruthie, send me an email by Monday at noon CST, and be sure to include your mailing address, so we can send you your darling …Read More →