Our children (now adults - 19 and 23) endowed me with this affectionate nickname years ago.  I am rather petite and the shortest of our immediate family.  And so travel size containers…. travel size Mom!

Why this blog?  Bottom line:  my family said you have to just start!  Just one word please!   I have had such grandiose ideas on topics about which to write:  dinner topics to keep life interesting and stimulating for family and friends, what to have for dinner, current affairs, country reports for the traveler, finance for teens and on and on and on.     I plan outlines, I research, I agonize over how to come up with the perfect layout for a blog or website….But I never seem to be able to actually execute.   Food and travel topics seem to be the one thread that I keep coming back to – these are the subjects I seem to have the most passion for and get the most excited about.

So I promised my son and daughter that I would just start.   And we will just go from here…