Tag: family

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals on this story.  Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals is her full-time business. If you missed the first … Continue reading Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Guest Blogger Alexia Montibon-Larsson– An Introduction to Author Rose Gluck

Guest Blogger Alexia Montibon-Larsson– An Introduction to Author Rose Gluck

An introduction to author Rose Gluck: An Interview by Alexia Montibon-Larsson I met Rose Gluck on Wattpad while reading her memoir, What Remains Inside.  Gluck's story is a brutally honest, vivid account of growing up with a narcissistic and violently abusive mother who suffered from severe mental illness.  Told from the perspective of Donna (Gluck's real name), What … Continue reading Guest Blogger Alexia Montibon-Larsson– An Introduction to Author Rose Gluck

A Little Post-Election Day Love: Looking Back on Early Motherhood

A Little Post-Election Day Love: Looking Back on Early Motherhood

There's always hope. I wrote this post a while ago and now after last night's dismal election results, I began thinking about hope. It took me two years to become pregnant with my daughter. She was born almost 15 years ago. I was over 35 when I became pregnant. My husband and I tried unsuccessfully for … Continue reading A Little Post-Election Day Love: Looking Back on Early Motherhood

Cooking with Love: Recipes from Mary L. Tabor’s (Re)Making Love: A Memoir

Cooking with Love: Recipes from Mary L. Tabor’s (Re)Making Love: A Memoir

 I recently posted a review of Mary Tabor’s memoir (Re)Making Love and I loved the book so much (and all of Mary’s writing) that I couldn’t just leave it at that. One of Mary’s literary talents is her ability to seamlessly weave stories from many genre’s and literary forms. A particular delight in (Re)Making Love … Continue reading Cooking with Love: Recipes from Mary L. Tabor’s (Re)Making Love: A Memoir

Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week

Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week

Two years ago I had an epiphany about my mother. Throughout our relationship she suffered serious mental illness. Her problems took many forms: narcissism, lack of inhibition, lack of impulse control, psychosis, depression. There was never one label that "fit" my  mother. She left the many psychiatrists and psychiatric hospitals with a variety of diagnoses: depression, paranoid schizophrenia, manic-depression, … Continue reading Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week