The Week in Books: After Birth

I recently finished After Birth by Eliza Albert, a book that struck me because it was described as being honest about the period after a baby is born, which is always portrayed as being this beautiful joyous angelic time, but in reality is anything but.  For a lot of women (myself included) it was a…

Old Music Monday: The Fasch Clan

Yep, I’ve had a little break from blogging recently, mostly doing a lot of writing and working and other fun creative things.  But let’s get back to business, shall we? Everyone who has studied even a smidgen of music has heard about the Bach clan.  Johann Sebastian and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel (known as…

New Year’s Luck Dishes

Happy 2015!  What kind of special foods do you eat on New Year’s Day?  If you’re like me and/or you have German ancestors, or you were raised in Lancaster PA, you probably ate pork and sauerkraut today.  We had ours.  Hannah absolutely adored the sauerkraut.  My hubby isn’t a sauerkraut fan, but he ate the…