Jen’s Chicken Spiedini

Discovered this after a sweet friend drove to my house all the way from Prosper just to make me a home-cooked meal during the height of breast cancer treatment.

The thank you note that’s impossible to write

This morning I wrote thank you notes. Lots of them. I filled an entire loose-leaf sheet of paper with the names of so many who have shown love and solidarity and thoughtfulness in just the way I needed it – without a trace of sympathy because #gross and just flat out no – pity has…

Get thyself a new hobby

This extended season we’re in can yield some unexpected outcomes. For me, the abundance of extra time has fueled interest in new hobbies, some I’m good at and others, well – let’s just say sometimes I take what I think is a good swing and then look down and the ball IS. STILL. THERE. Dammit….

Love in the waiting

As I sit in my living room, with a homemade “Mommy, you rock” banner hanging from the mantel and heart-shaped Post-It notes across the hearth, I am humbled. Cards span from one end to the other, from friends down the street and from 700 miles to the East in our treasured sweet home Alabama. The…