It’s #nationalselfieday, which seems like the perfect time to introduce myself. My name is Kara. I am 51, which used to sound old to me but now that I’m here, it doesn’t really feel old. I have a wonderful husband and two grown children. I have the sweetest dog ever. She is a miniature goldendoodle … Continue reading My selfie. Myself.
I love hydrangea season. And it’s here! The first of my hydrangeas bloomed this week. We’ve had a ton of rain here in the mid-Atlantic so I am hoping that this year they will flourish. I have three kinds in my garden: a miniature variety called Bobo, a hot pink one called City Lights, and … Continue reading Can one ever have too many hydrangeas? Answer: no. Here’s how to get more.
Years ago, I had postpartum depression. It was bad. I loved my baby so much but I felt so incredibly inadequate as a mother. I had no idea what I was doing. I could not get organized, which is a big thing for me. I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t know who I was anymore. And … Continue reading Thank you, Kate Spade. I wish I could have returned the favor.
It has been awhile. A long while. I started this blog in 2014 as "The Heart Shaped Life". I had a matching Instagram and a lot of ideas. But putting yourself out there in intimidating, and life got so busy, and then I let my domain expire and someone snapped it up. And my Instagram, … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new
Note: this originally appeared on my Facebook page, and at the urging of friends, I am putting it on my blog too. College girls: you gotta step up. You have to take care of yourselves. You have to take care of one another. Your mothers would love to be there and come to college with … Continue reading an open letter to college girls with love, from a mom
Today is my son's last exam. He's finished high school. He worked so hard and achieved the one goal he set for himself, never losing his focus. I once told him that I was worried that he had set the bar too high. He replied, "don't worry Mom. If it doesn't happen, that's okay. It … Continue reading thank you, lucky chair
I am friends on Facebook with two sisters, Anne and Beth (names have been changed to protect their identity). Anne posted a link on the wall of Beth entitled something like "13 Things a Mother Should Teach her Son Before he Goes to College". Anne wrote "be sure to focus on number 3." I'm about … Continue reading Wash. Rinse. Spin. College. Or not. Why I have no plans to teach my son how to do Laundry