“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


  • In the Kitchen

    A Real Mom’s Kitchen — Katie D. Claims Her Calm

    Welcome to A Real Mom’s Kitchen. This is the first of a monthly series that will take us inside the kitchens of real women to see how they actually use their spaces to keep the family nourished, get the academics done, keep the creative juices flowing and maybe even run a business or two. It’s all about reality, functionality, dreams and getting dirty, and most of these moms actually volunteered to let me through the front door with all my questions and my camera. Oh, and be sure to try the recipe at the end of each post, which is a featured family favorite meal (say that several times fast). One of these recipes…

  • Inside & Out

    A Spot for Pots

    So I’m finally showing off a bit of my kitchen — the “just fine” kitchen I’ve lived in for the last two years. I have big plans for this little brown room, but it will take quite a bit of doing; hence, the fine brown kitchen continues to exist. But for now, there is one cheery spot in this little room (other than my son’s craft projects and finger paint pictures posted on the fridge), and that is the pot rack hanging in my bay window. Now this old piece of rusty metal didn’t begin life as a spot for pots, but instead was born as a . . .…

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