Category Archives: Motherhood

The Best Possible Mother’s Day Present – You Already Know What It Is – Or, Saturday Morning at 8:23am

My husband brought my kids home for the weekend as a surprise Mother’s Day present. Well, a surprise with lead-up, as he told me they’d be coming yesterday morning so that I could have time to clean and shop. He knows I like to nest. The two of them, tall, grinning, sweet as sugar, arrived […]

Quick Mother’s Day Reminder

A quick reminder that the Beladora Mother’s Day Sale is still on, they ship overnight, and they’ve added new stuff. My siblings and I recently gave my mother Beladora jewelry to replace a few family pieces that are too valuable to wear casually. My brother and I collaborated on a necklace of hematite like the […]

Imaginary Birthday Parties For The Far Away, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:50am

Tomorrow my son, my youngest child, turns 24. I asked him what he wanted and at first he thought maybe a watch, but then decided maybe just a Timex, and then decided, “Um.” So I’ll send him money, and enjoy his stories of how it’s spent. It’s odd, having children grown and far away. Much […]

Winner Of The Teri Jon Lace Dress, And A Thank You

We have a winner. Emerald! She wrote: “I’m entering for my mom. She has NEVER worn a fancy long dress, and with my wedding coming up in August, this would be such a thrill for her. At all fancy events she has worn knee length dresses, including at her wedding and every other person’s wedding […]

Rain, Brains, And Matthew McConaughey, Or Saturday Morning at 8:21am

In the past couple of days I have: almost left an earring at an airport ExpressSpa, run through SFO to retrieve it, attended with my daughter a class on seizures, reviewed radiographic images of a human brain suffering from pork parasites – also with my daughter, seen Dallas Buyer’s Club in the theater (terrible writing, […]

Found Galleries, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:10am

I’m not sure when, exactly, I began to check the weather where my children live. When they were in college I would read their school paper online. Who among us does not? And for a while after graduation my daughter lived in New Jersey, so the Daily Princetonian still covered them both. I guess it […]

Rain, Narrative, Baptism, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:34am

Some facts, and a little associated speculation. It’s finally raining in the Bay Area. Maybe we’ll be able to take showers this summer. Personal hygiene aside, for the fires and the farmers, this is crucial. Perhaps those Polar Vortices will now free the rest of the country? I’ve only got 1.5 episodes of Breaking Bad […]

In Which We Salute Mohawk Guy, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:39am

For anyone wondering what I was talking about in last night’s post, let me explain. Sturdy Gals can’t keep secrets. On Thursday I was emailed by a PR rep to say that Sodastream was going to hold a real-time, videostreamed, press conference on Friday,  announcing their new celebrity spokesperson. She indicated that if I were […]

The Best Reason To Retire Is Christmas, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:41am

Here’s how I’m staying sane at Christmas. Made my peace with last-minute-ness. The deadline is Christmas morning, is it not? If you complete non-family jobs in advance of a deadline you miss critical trends. Shouldn’t the same apply to holidays? Called my sisters. Oh, my brother has kept me sane on many occasions, but it’s […]

The Sacred Floor Of Babies, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:31am

Baby nephew, not to mention his parents and doting grandfather, are coming over for a casual lunch today. So casual that we’re just going to pick up Chinese food, (albeit of the authentic sort) and put it on the table with plate, forks, napkins. I suppose I will put out the chopsticks too, and maybe […]