I am that mom who gave EVERYTHING away after having her "last baby" only to then have her actual last baby. Thank goodness for friends who stepped in to loan or give me swaddlers, onesies, strollers, baby gear, board books, and toys for our fourth babe. Winnie would be sleeping in a drawer and listening to her older brother and sisters' chapter books if these girlfriends hadn't come along. For inexplicable reasons, I did decide to save a few of my favorite things in the midst of giving . . .
Today on The Thersday Series, I am delighted to introduce you to Meredyth Cann of Meredyth Delayne Nutrition. Meredyth and I are Kentucky girls who pulled up roots and transplanted elsewhere, she to Houston and me to Charlottesville. We know and love some of the same people and talking with her feels like going home. I'm so glad she's joining the blog today to chat about the origins of her nutrition therapy company, the obstacles she sees to becoming our healthiest selves, and what we can be . . .
For the last few weeks, my kids have been hunting around for Father's Day gifts for my husband. They found an iron-on nametag that says "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." (Princess Bride? Anybody?) They also landed on ice cube molds shaped like the Star Wars Death Star and a whiskey glass with a .308 bullet incased in it. These kids. As they handed me their saved allowance money to pay for the gifts, I thought about how much our babes adore their daddy. . . .
As a busy mom, I often feel like I'm the last to know about the goings on in our community. I swoon over post-event photos and promise to do better about keeping myself informed for next time. A new In Her Company series, 10 Things to Do, has grown out of that desire to stay in the know. Though it won't appeal to everyone reading my blog, I hope 10 Things encourages you to look in your own cities and towns for monthly events. Resources helpful to me are Bloom Magazine, C-Ville Weekly, Facebook . . .
When my friend Cassie and I connected about an interview for The Thersday Series, I knew it would be special. Cassie is a beautiful writer and, I'm learning, is also wickedly funny. A trait I bet is from her daddy, a remarkable man who passed away six years ago. What I didn't realize is how closely her interview would be published in relation to Father's Day. Cassie's story about her dad, Mike, is both touching and sharp. She reminds us that grief can be raw even years after death, and her words . . .