Ways the First Day of College is Like the First Day of Kindergarten for Parents

You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all the accurate details about what happened. A backpack is involved. You’re afraid they won’t eat well. You’re pretty sure this determines how the rest of their life will go. You spend a lot of time … Read more

One Thing Leads to Another

Sometimes it is astounding how one small oversight can simply snowball. When we had our above ground pool opened at the beginning of the summer, the pool guy first did all of his work THEN had me come outside to show me that the outer shell of the pool has rusted in one spot and … Read more

On Puppy Time

Posted by Brette in Life
On Puppy Time

I haven’t been posting a lot lately because of this gorgeous little face. Our beautiful boy Percy left us on Easter. Within a couple of weeks, we brought home Pellinore (Pelly) who is the sweetest girl in the world. However, it’s been a bit challenging. She came home at 8 weeks and was not sleeping … Read more

Lately I haven’t been writing a lot of blog posts, but I’ve been busy with lots of other types of writing. To stay on top of what I’ve been up to, follow my author page on Facebook where I’m posting links to lots of my work. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for HuffPo, Reel … Read more


Posted by Brette in Life

My sisters-in-law and I have been meeting every couple of weeks to sort through my mother-in-law’s belongings (she passed away in January). My father-in-law is living in the home, so we aren’t completely emptying it, but are dealing with her personal items and all of the decorative, holiday, and non-functional items my father-in-law doesn’t want … Read more

in late 2012 I learned I was gluten and lactose intolerant. It was really hard to accept at first. My first thought was that I would toe the line at home but since it is “just” an intolerance and not an allergy, I could eat the forbidden foods when dining out or at other people’s … Read more

My Newest Book

Today I’m announcing the release of my newest book, The Divorce Organizer and Planner, second edition. In my former life I was a divorce attorney and this book is the culmination of everything I used to tell my clients. The book helps you organize the many documents you need to give to your attorney, offers … Read more

Visit My New Blog

I’ve recently launched a new blog, called Taking Gluten Off the Table. It’s got two sections. One section is gluten-free recipes and food products. The second section is dining out – both here in my Western New York area and as we travel. My goal is to make the gluten-free life a bit easier for … Read more

Great Mother’s Day Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Rachel, whose entry at Parenting Without Borders was chosen as the winner of the great prize pack in this fun giveaway I joined in with other bloggers. Thanks to all who entered and helped make this giveaway a big success!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all (and if you’re not a mom, then Happy Mother’s Day to your mom). I thought I would share the most exciting thing in our backyard as a little Mother’s Day card. Last summer we planted two apple trees in our yard. This was our first try planting trees (other than … Read more