I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
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Helena said...

Hi, this message is for Jess. I came over from Rachel's blog which I have been following since recently after Hannah passed away last year. It was going around babycenter and I was just so captivated by her writing. It has taken me this long to write to you, but I wanted to say "hello" bcs I think that we were on the July 05 board. Our daughters were born just a day apart and I live on the Md side of DC and it sounds like you may have been on the other side in VA then. Ella is so beautiful! My daughter, Hannah Alisse, was born July 6 (due on 4th) and became a big sister to a baby brother last October. Anyway, small world and I just wanted to say "HI."

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