Press Release: New Book Coming out for R. H. Roberts and Mechel Wall!

So…I received some fabulous news recently. I was on a trip to Hawaii with my husband’s brothers and sisters and their spouses. Plus Grandma came along with one of her friends. We had a great […]

The Bold Truth of Fairy Tale Families

Everyone wants to have a fairy tale family. The smiles, the glitter, the happy, happy ending. But when you stop for a moment and examine fairy tales, even the oh-so-happy Disney brand, fairy tale families […]

Building Family, One Memory at a Time

This summer we held a family reunion at Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (Rocky Point, for non-Spanish speakers). The night before we left, we decided to take one last dip in the ocean. The night was dark, […]

Fun Tips for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. Coastal cottages, castles, rainbows, and leprechauns (squeak!). What more could anyone want? Oh yeah…NO SNAKES. Due to its island geography, Ireland is a snake-free country. Wow. Unfortunately, a trip […]

Coping with the Pain of Loss

Looking Back I’ve attended two funerals this week, one day after another. I was not close to the women who died, but knew and loved their descendants well. At both funerals I was struck by […]