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…

Book Review: Nightfall Over Shanghai (Kalla)

Nightfall Over Shanghai Author: Daniel Kalla © 2015 Publisher: Forge Books Genre: Literature & Fiction Subgenre: Historical Fiction, Jewish Fiction, Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Gift from family       Synopsis: Shanghai in 1944 is an increasingly dangerous place for the Jewish refugees, including the Adler family. Father, daughter and step-mother find themselves in…

Friday Fictioneers: Fresh

Fresh (Fiction; 100 words) She’ll love this. Billie set down her paint brush and smoothed a few hairs from her face with the back of her hand. The wet lavender paint shined in the late afternoon sun. New coat of paint, new town, new start. She’ll be happier here. It’ll be good for us. She’ll see.…