WW: Run, Jump, Flip–ZIP!

WW: Run, Jump, Flip–ZIP!

The prompt for the Wordless Wednesday Link-Up this week is  “Run. Jump. Flipped.” This involved some of everything. Father and Son Zipliners–June 2013, Wiscasset, Maine (text applied with Over for iOS) An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,315 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW: (Puppy) Love

WW: (Puppy) Love

Puppy Love: Paul and Bellatrix, our “grand-dog,” December 2013 Puppy Love 2: Bel and her “mom,” Kate An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,315 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

A Christmas Story, 2013

A Christmas Story, 2013

It’s the first Christmas in the new house–the house we bought this past summer, next door to the old house. The old tree is up in the new living room. It’s not stuck in a corner here, but claims a place of honor right next to the staircase, in the middle of the house, and gets to wear more of its ornaments this year. The cheerfully wrapped packages wait under it for Christmas morning to […]

The Annual Alzheimer’s Post: Walking to End It in 2013

The Annual Alzheimer’s Post: Walking to End It in 2013

family photo courtesy of Teresa Lantos DeGagne (I call this “The Annual Alzheimer’s Post” because, with minor changes, it goes up around this time every year, to accompany the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Details on the 2013 Walk, and my team’s fundraising link, are below.) On October 8, 1999, my mother, Mary Ann Corsino Lantos, passed away. A New York City native and, after a nine-year detour to southwestern Connecticut, a resident of St. […]

The Daughter, in #JustOneParagraph

The Daughter, in #JustOneParagraph

“She’s going to be a beauty,” I said to her father, as she timidly modeled the dress she would wear at our wedding. And she is. Endlessly tall and dressed in black, she’s a presence, and she’s rarely timid anymore. She is smart and confident and creative; she is loyally devoted to what she loves, and she’s been generously gifted with the support to make herself into herself. And that support won’t be staying behind, […]

The Boys and Me, in #JustOneParagraph

The Boys and Me, in #JustOneParagraph

It occurred to me, as we went out to dinner last night, that I’ll soon be the only female member of my household for the first time in fifteen years…and yes, that’s counting the dogs. There was even a nearly five-year period when the girls outnumbered the guys around here, although we’ve been at parity since we lost Gypsy in 2010. But now, as three of us get ready to move next door, our girl […]

Wordless Wednesday: Family/Love on Vacation

Wordless Wednesday: Family/Love on Vacation

The red-haired girl is off to college in New Hampshire this fall. We took a family trip to get acquainted with her new locale, and we saw a lot to love. Top left: father and son; Botton left: granddaughter and grandmother; Right: sister and brother My photos, edited with Snapseed and collaged with PicFrame; text by Phonto Posted with Blogsy document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog […]

The Annual Alzheimer’s Post, 2012 edition: Still Walking

The Annual Alzheimer’s Post, 2012 edition: Still Walking

(I call this “The Annual Alzheimer’s Post” because, with only minor changes, I do it every year, just as I do the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Details on the 2012 Walk are below.) On October 8, 1999, my mother, Mary Ann Corsino Lantos, passed away. A New York City native and, after a nine-year detour to southwestern Connecticut, a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida for 22 years, she was 69 years old at the time […]

Pictures from the Past: sketches by my mother

Pictures from the Past: sketches by my mother

Before I wrote, I drew pictures. It runs in the family. My ability and my style both came from my mother, and my sister and I both loved flipping through her old sketchbooks when we were kids. Most of those books have been lost during the years (and moves) since then, but my sister does have thirteen pages of Mom’s drawings, and she recently scanned them so we’d have copies to keep. I thought I’d […]

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Congratulations, Class of 2012!

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Congratulations, Class of 2012!

Graduation night for the High School @ Moorpark College, May 24 Having had dual high-school and college enrollment for the last two years, our Kate is more than ready to continue as a full-time real college students. Congrats and best wishes to her cohort in the Class of 2012, everywhere! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,315 other […]

“Are You Mom Enough?” Yes. No, Maybe. (Graded on a curve?)

“Are You Mom Enough?” Yes. No, Maybe. (Graded on a curve?)

(I rescheduled a book review from today to Thursday because I wanted to put on my mom-blogger hat before last week’s news literally becomes “last week’s news.”) I really wasn’t sure if I’d make a response to last week’s sensational TIME magazine cover for its feature on attachment parenting, but the more I read other people’s responses to it, the more I realized I did have some thoughts of my own to add to the many […]

Five years ago today, this happened

Five years ago today, this happened

It feels like yesterday and forever ago at the same time, and in the very best way. Happy anniversary, Paul–I love you!  Hope that pesky Rapture thing won’t come along and spoil our day! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,315 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe