First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

Book Review: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine by Elena Greyrock

Title: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine Author: Elena Greyrock Publisher: Self-published Publication date: September 5, 2020 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: After a chance socially distant meeting, Luna and Stryker form a romance that burns hot, but secrets could spell disaster for them. Overall Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine is set in 2025 in … Continue reading Book Review: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine by Elena Greyrock

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 7, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 7, 2022

Odd Bits and Pieces

The past 2 months have been just a tiny bit short of being a complete disaster, so I thought I'd end the first relatively good week I've had in 2 months with something fun. Here are some bits and pieces of what's been going on in my life lately, as well as some more random … Continue reading Odd Bits and Pieces

Round 2 of School at Home

school at home

Really, the whole point of this post is to say blogging will be all over the place. Hopefully it'll only be through December and then I can spend more time here, but who knows? Back in June, the plan was for us to send our oldest back to the classroom and our youngest would be … Continue reading Round 2 of School at Home

Safer at Home Order Journal #14

Dear Kids, It's been over a year since the pandemic started and, for the first time, our county is finally in the least restrictive tier (yellow). It took a long time to get here, but, after vaccinations started in earnest here, we started going down from the most restrictive to the least in a matter … Continue reading Safer at Home Order Journal #14

Safer at Home Order Journal #11

guest post on chelowens.com

To read this entry, both an update since #10 and a 2020 summary, head over to Chelsea's blog! Thank you to this lovely and always funny lady for the opportunity to do this guest post and for giving me the kick I needed to write to my kids again. Also, stick around and poke through … Continue reading Safer at Home Order Journal #11

Guest Post: Kindergarten During the Pandemic by Kimi Ann-Marie

Kindergarten During the Pandemic by Kimi Ann-Marie

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present a very timely post from Kimi Ann-Marie, who writes over at Confessions of a Parentless Mother. She's an incredibly strong woman who lost both of her parents before her daughter was born and is now working hard to ensure her Kindergartener is doing as well as she possibly … Continue reading Guest Post: Kindergarten During the Pandemic by Kimi Ann-Marie

First Grade, Here We Come!

First Grade, Here We Come! - good luck to all the parents doing school from home with their kids!

Summer has come to an end. Tomorrow my little boy starts First Grade. First of all, how dare he grow up, turn 6, and go off into the numbered years of school? It's sometimes hard to reconcile the tiny little 34 week preterm baby he was to the long-limbed getting-too-tall-on-mommy sophisticated 6 year old he … Continue reading First Grade, Here We Come!

The Case of the Disappearing Dishes

The Case of the Disappearing Dishes - a short story

This may or may not have been inspired by recent events... She had a mystery on her hands, and desperately needed help. But the police thought she'd cracked under the strain and, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the private eyes had been deemed non-essential. It was ridiculous if you asked her. But no one had. … Continue reading The Case of the Disappearing Dishes