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College, coasters, and keeping the faith

College, coasters, and keeping the faith

To my dearest Emmali, I blinked. And it happened. One moment we’re carrying your bedding, clothing and mini-fridge from the back of the packed SUV into the freshman dorm room you’d be sharing with a stranger; the next second, I swear, we’re reserving a U-haul truck so...
To Miss Know-It-Already

To Miss Know-It-Already

Dear December 31, 2017 Me, What can I say that you don’t already know? You are at the end of a year that I can only dream about. You have experienced events that I have no idea will end up on the calendar. They are secrets to me now as they should be. If 2015 Me had...
Welcome to CinnaMom Rolls Café

Welcome to CinnaMom Rolls Café

I have an idea for a place called CinnaMom Rolls Café. The name is clever and catchy combining two highly valued commodities: mom and delicious food. But I don’t suspect it’d be very lucrative since it’d only be open on Christmas morning. And only for about an hour....
Flipping yogurt: a recipe under duress

Flipping yogurt: a recipe under duress

Set aside spatula, frying pan, large container of vanilla yogurt and one small dog. Put two slices of bread in the toaster and then open the refrigerator to remove the strawberry jam and margarine for applying to the toast that your injured daughter requested you...