Archive for the ‘The Full Plate’ Category

Summer Pickin’s

Where did it go? That blast of heat and stickiness that nearly sucked me into its dazed glaze…yes I am talking about summer and yes I realize it is definitely still embracing us, but the kids are back in school and as far as I’m concerned, summer […]

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A Trip to the Market with Martha Hall Foose

There are times in a writer’s life when she just feels thankful for the richness around her, when the story comes spilling out in colors, smells, and good vibes. And all this without the pen even hitting the page, yet. I had one of these moments last […]

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Babycakes Covers the Classics

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, just slightly undercooked, so as to allow for that gooey element that soothes the belly and the psyche, whoopie pies, moist cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, cinnamon buns on a Sunday morning….I could go on and on. I love sweets and I can’t […]

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Life Lessons Over Oatmeal

By Sky Sanchez-Fischer Sitting down for a sunny Monday start; complete with maple brown sugar oatmeal and a healthy serving of homework procrastination to start out the week right; my preschooler and I pulled out the story of Dog and Bear. Those two little rascals had us […]

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A Year of Play Days

By Sky Sanchez-Fischer That time of year again. The old is kissed-off and the new is excitedly waving her arms as I look through the peephole. Right? There is just something about taking down all of the tinsel, lights and red and green throughout the house, I […]

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A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

The dishes are clean and quietly sitting in their post-Thanksgiving poses. The turkey and ham have all but been picked over; a drying pomegranate’s dimming jewels adorn the wasted carcasses. All of the leaves, pumpkins, and autumn potpourri have been stashed in the big tub of fall […]

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A Lesson from the Playbook

There is nothing like an accountability partner or a coach. You know, that person with whom you check in with daily, weekly or whenever your scheduled appointment is (or in some dire cases, interrupting Parenthood or S.V.U.) to speak out frustrations, challenges and successes, ask for advice […]

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How Shel Saved the Day

I’ve been tired, and not just the ‘give me my p.j.’s and a whole afternoon of pillows and zzzzzz’s tired’ (although that is certainly the truth as well), but the kind of tired thirsty for change. Let me explain this kind of tired. This kind of tired […]

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