Book Review: I Love You Mom | nylc11.wordpress.com

The mother-and-daughter duo Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel gift their readers with a special book designed to express love and gratitude. Maybe you have given your mom greeting card after greeting card for Mother’s Day she could not possibly keep all of them throughout life. Maybe you’ve thought of thoughtful gifts or surprised her with … More Book Review: I Love You Mom | nylc11.wordpress.com

The C(h)ristmas Letter 2021 | nylc11.wordpress.com

Friends and family, Where do I begin?! If you’ve read my blogs you know I’ve been a mess. I was tired, in pain, dizzy, forgetful, tortured by cramps, tingling, stinging, headaches, heart palpitations, tachycardia, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, excessive sweating, COVID, and broken ankles. I was on crutches for 9 (not consecutive) months … More The C(h)ristmas Letter 2021 | nylc11.wordpress.com

Book Review: Farm to Film | nylc11.wordpress.com

Hannah Miles Pierrou is the author and illustrator of her debut book Farm to Film – an alphabetical adventure told through the eyes of an old lens. Through her previous work as a photographer, designer, and artist, Hannah had an outlet for her creative ways; however, she wants to bring her (childhood) dreams to life. … More Book Review: Farm to Film | nylc11.wordpress.com

Book Review: The Growing Season | nylc11.wordpress.com

Back when I was growing up in Germany, my late grandfather had cows, chickens, rabbits, and pigs. Getting a ride on the tractor was a real treat and the smell while walking through their basement is burned into my nostrils. Helping my grandmother siphon fresh, warm cow’s milk into a large silver milk can, putting … More Book Review: The Growing Season | nylc11.wordpress.com

Diagnosis: Small Fiber Neuropathy | nylc11.wordpress.com

I’ve been quiet. Taking a break. I’m tired. Often exhausted. In pain. Unable to do as I desperately want to. It has been 13 months of doctor’s appointments. Thousands of miles driven back and forth. Hundreds of dollars spent on co-pays and medications as well as childcare. Hours spent waiting in the waiting room or … More Diagnosis: Small Fiber Neuropathy | nylc11.wordpress.com

The C(h)ristmas Letter – Pandemic Edition | nylc11.wordpress.com

It is time for the yearly C(h)ristmas letter, and I’ve been all out of words this year as I’m sure many of you can understand. My motivation for marching on are my children. They are truly never idle. Even on a bad day the quote on my desk – “Do or do not. There is … More The C(h)ristmas Letter – Pandemic Edition | nylc11.wordpress.com