Cozy And On Trend

On Tuesday, as the temperature declined, winds ramped up and snow came down, was there really any better place to be than indoors? Not in my book. Eager-beaver snow boarders, cross country or downhill skiers, ice fishermen and snowmobilers may disagree, but when the frozen precipitation is blowing horizontally and the wind chill is in…
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A Post-Holiday Poem

‘Twas the week after Christmas and all through the town, the weather was weird and the mood, a bit down; The presents were opened, the lights were still hung; but candles had dwindled and carols? All sung. New Year’s Eve, yes, but beyond the glitz loomed– a full month of  work and school; heck, we…
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Concussions “R” Us

Bundling up one’s newborn for that first momentous ride home from the hospital is an experience like none other. With each of our three children, I remember thinking they looked impossibly fragile and the carseats far too enormous for their tiny bodies. Above all, my husband and I (especially with our eldest child) felt incredibly…
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Martha’s Merry Magic

It’s that time of year when people like me–that is, humans who were born lacking the craftiness to create objects over which others coo, or who last operated a sewing machine in Mrs. Noel’s eighth grade home economics class, or haven’t yet figured out the trick that makes lavender tissue paper jut adorably from polka-dotted…
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One Night In Louisville

It’s likely that most people who are privileged enough to take vacations from their daily routines enjoy lengthier and more relaxing get-aways than my husband and I typically do. Consider last weekend, for instance. During a 41-hour stretch, we spent more than 24 hours driving–12+ hours each way from Worthington to Louisville, Ky. That’s 1,602…
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