family life

Driving me crazy

Driving 400 miles in a car one has had a mere six days with two tech-savvier-than-thou teen daughters was, well, an experience. As my husband has a near obsession with buying cars that might outlive us both, we hadn't bought a vehicle in forever. In so long that any business interaction involving their years of… Continue reading Driving me crazy

family life, spiritual life

When God sends a dog and a half…

Finnegan is sleeping more innocent like than he should be. He's no doubt tired after a two short walks -- post breakfast and post lunch given my work-at-home lifestyle -- and running away to see his girlfriend this afternoon. (Luna's a lovely golden mix with whom he normally has set, mommy-monitored play dates.) Finn inside… Continue reading When God sends a dog and a half…

family life, women

Posh Summer

The uber-posh Oglebay family is specific to Wheeling, W.Va. (and Cleveland, Ohio), but this story of how they spent their summers is oddly relatable and universal. (What a fun interview this one was. Sarita's journal is darling and I want one of those white dresses!!) Rich, poor or somewhere in the middle. Then or now.… Continue reading Posh Summer

family life, spiritual life, women

Clothing the naked can be annoying

I don't suppose my household would actually go naked or hungry were I to suddenly expire. But, on Saturdays -- when everyone and all their stuff is home and strewn about, the laundry chute is full, meals seem to be needed one right after another, appointments need to be kept and I am the mom… Continue reading Clothing the naked can be annoying