In the Mom Lane: Ending up on the Most Unlikely Path

Nearly five years ago, I found myself quietly watching my friend, Megan. She had started a direct sales skincare business, and I happily ordered products from her. It was time to upgrade from the “bar-soap-when-I-shower” routine and really take care of my skin. The science nerd in me loved that they were dermatologist-developed, and clinically…

Seasons of Grief

Grief. It is a fickle and funny “friend.” I have found in the years that follow the initial loss that it has ebbed and flowed. Sometimes an anchor, steadfast and strong, that threatens to capsize a ship in a storm. Other times it is a bright and sharp stab, a flash of lightning that sears…

In the Mom Lane: At the End of an Era

The end of an era is a phrase often used. Tonight (May 2, 2020) marks the end of an era that spanned almost 101 years. She was the embodiment and feisty and spunk, of creativity and humor, of kindness and generosity. She was opinionated, and had no reservations in sharing them. She was a story…

Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part II

The other week we were gathered in the kitchen after dinner – me, hubby, Big Dude, Little Man and my in-laws. My father-in-law stepped into the garage to take some food to the overflow refrigerator and shut the door behind him. (Little Man is lightning fast and LOVES to play out there.) Well, it turns…

Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part I

When Big Dude was two, he did not speak much. In fact, he talked so little that we ended up in speech therapy for an evaluation. During that evaluation, the therapist gave him a set of keys (real keys) and observed his actions with them. At one point she turned her attention to me for some additional…

Life in the Mom Lane: Diaper Drama!

Little Man is coming into his own. He’s been able to take his pants for for awhile now. It’s happened more since I switched him into the 24 month clothes, as some of the pants are too long. I spend a fair amount of time re-rolling the cuffs and pulling them up. But the 18 month stuff…