January 25, 2017: It’s been six years since this blog was born, and we’ve all grown and changed immensely in that time. The blog has been a valuable part of our family heritage, sharing and preserving our tried and true recipes and adventures, as well as giving us the opportunity to try out some new foods and treats, and to share it all with you. Here are a couple of recent photos of me and of us. What a difference from six years ago!
A blog is born….
August 25, 2011: I am a married mom of three daughters. As I start this blog in September 2011, my oldest daughter is about to be twelve. My second daughter is nine and my “baby” is exactly six and one half years old. I’m forty. How did all of that happen so quickly?
I absolutely love baking and I love dessert, especially chocolate chips. I put them in anything I can when I’m baking, and when I can’t, I eat them right out of the bag.
I am a four-time award winning freelance newspaper reporter and photographer for our local paper, having won three New England Press Association awards and one Rhode Island Press Association award. I cover all things education, having been an elementary educator in my past life. I am the author of two books, “Baby Notes: Practical Wisdom From One Mother to Another,” and “I’ll Always Be There.”
After much consideration and deliberation, I’ve decided to enter the world of “mom blogging.” In the past I have had several blogs: one for crafting, one for my newspaper articles, and one for our family recipes. I’ve finally decided to have just one blog where I can share it all. In other words….the whole bag of chips…the sweet, not the salty….a little morsel for everyone. It has been my goal for many months now, to start this blog when my kids went back to school this year, all of them in school all day for the first time ever, and here I am!
It is my hope and my goal that I will be able to share everything here: highlights from my work with the paper, experiences I have as a mother, a wife, an author. I can share recipes and crafts and hopefully you will find something that you can use or something that will make you laugh.
*photo of chocolate chips from Google Images Editor at Large