Closing the Circle

by Liz on November 21, 2014

Well, here we are- the end of my personal NaBloPoMo project.  And it’s a good thing I didn’t commit myself to any more than I did.

This month has brought more than the usual November craziness and things have taken a big left-turn in my world in the last few days.

So here I am.  Signing in/signing out.

I’d imagined a month of much more robust posts, plugging the book and so on.  But that’s not what’s happened.  I still have a few posts outlined and I’m sure I’ll get those finished up sometime in the next little while, but this exercise seems to have been about just showing up day after day, even when I think I have nothing to say.

So for that I’m going to call it a win!


Kitty Therapy

by Liz on November 19, 2014



This week has taken a turn for the hard and while there may be plenty to write about at some point, right now, I’m indulging in a much-needed moment of kitty therapy.



On Falling Down and Getting Up Again (and again and again!)

November 18, 2014

Well, perhaps no one but me has noticed, but my NaBloPoMo ambitions have (once again!) proved to be bigger than my capacity to carry them out. This is the story of my life! And like any story (especially the story of one’s life), it deserves a little critical scrutiny to see if it is a […]

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Family Traditions…and Cheesecake!

November 12, 2014

This is a family heirloom. I know, it doesn’t look like much and it’s definitely not as sexy as a diamond broach or a silver tea set. But I love it and feel very grateful that when my Grannee died, I got to keep this cookbook.  It’s not even a proper cookbook (though she had […]

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When will I learn???

November 11, 2014

It is well documented that my brain is at it’s best in the morning. This is why I normally schedule writing time or anything that requires high-level thinking before noon.  And yet today, I rearranged my day for reasons that made sense at the time, and were in some ways more ‘efficient.’  It meant less […]

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Good Morning Wishes for Parents of Preschoolers…

November 10, 2014

  If I were a fairy godmother and could wave a magic wand over all the homes with toddlers and preschoolers, here’s what I’d wish for you: First of all, a good night’s sleep for all the parents! Some time in the morning (at least ten minutes, or maybe an hour) that’s just for you. […]

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Seven Strategies for All Good Mornings

November 7, 2014

    All Good Mornings is now available and I’m so thrilled with the feedback I’ve been getting.  Moms from Colorado to New York to Canada have been kind enough to let me know how much the book has helped them understand what’s really happening in the mornings, and how to make things easier for […]

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Today’s Lunch: Roasted Carrot Soup

November 5, 2014

      This was my lunch today.  Roasted Carrot Soup. It all started a week ago when we were expecting a freeze here and my husband, ever the attentive gardener, pulled all the carrots.  And there were a LOT of carrots! Last year we tried blanching and freezing which worked OK, but they got […]

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Woolf on Writing…

November 4, 2014

So lovely that this came through my Facebook feed this morning. It was a great reminder that writing is its own…. reward isn’t quite the right word, but writing has its own value apart from the value of what is written. It’s a place I get stuck sometimes and one of the reasons I think […]

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Happy NaBloPoMo!

November 3, 2014

Wha??? Well you may have heard of NaNoWriMo which is where writers write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve never had any ambitions to write a novel, but I do appreciate what an awesome framework this is for getting a lot of words written! Apparently other folks have as well, which […]

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