Happy Birthday, Justin

Happy Birthday, Justin

33 years ago today, at Chatham Family Birth Center in Siler City, NC, I gave birth to my son, Justin Anthony Carter.  My finest production.  Back then, ultrasounds were only done when there were high risk concerns and, thankfully, I…

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

I’m mildly addicted to the turmeric spice tea and rose-infused Greek yogurt with medjool dates, walnuts, and fresh mint served at Samovar Tea Lounge in the Castro. Occasionally, I just have to get a fix. During a recent indulgence, I…

Unintentional Stepmother

Unintentional Stepmother

Julie Michelle Sparenberg, a well-known and extraordinary photographer and artist got married last year.  Her handsome prince came along with two princesses- Mila and Nadia.  In a recent post on Mutha Magazine, Julie shares her story of how the gift…

Babbling on about being a mom

The folks over at Babble are celebrating Mother’s Day by celebrating leaning in to motherhood, and by recognizing the extraordinary women that are our own mothers. Their stories can be viewed here. There are some noteworthy contributors, including Sheryl Sandberg….

The gift of motherhood

The gift of motherhood

Celebrate Mom and Win this Gorgeous Coach tote!

Celebrate Mom and Win this Gorgeous Coach tote!

is there a mom in your life? would you like to give her a different kind of card this year? And give her a gorgeous tote bag from Coach? celebrate her and write a memmee about a mom you love,…

25 Rules for mothers of daughters

The author of this post is unknown to me. It appeared on a friend’s Facebook page and she doesn’t know the author either. Whomever the author is, they are right on. Rules for growing a confident and happy woman. 25…

Life is an Adventure

Life is an Adventure

Marci Javril posted this photo and story today on Facebook, on the occasion of her mother’s 87th birthday! “Life is an adventure” HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Mother Jean (now in assisted living in DC area). She was #1 in her…