Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! Whether you are physically a mother or nurturing others as an aunt, sister, teacher, nurse, friend, or in any of the many ways we women nurture and sustain others, I hope you have a great day.
Even if not a mother ourselves, all of us have had a mother. For better or worse, our mothers are one of our first teachers about life and love. Some lessons we may choose to forget. But others we treasure throughout our lives. My mom taught me how to bake cookies and cakes from scratch as well as pies. I was never much of a cook, but I know how to bake thanks to my mom! She also taught me how to sew, embroider, crotchet and knit, skills that I have not kept up but still remember. Maybe when I’m no longer so busy living my life, I’ll have time to sit and crotchet again.
The latest novel in my Dancing through Life Series, Lyrical Dance, is a story about Mothers and Daughters, our struggles to break loose from those ties that bind as we forge our own identity and hold on to each other as well. The last thing Kathleen wanted was to be like her mother, until she did! Esther remembers how her mother taught her how to make pies, a skill passed on through generations.
My Gift to You for Mother’s Day
As my gift to you this Mother’s Day and throughout the month of May, anyone who signs up for my email list will receive a bonus copy of “Grandma Robertson’s Tips for Making Great Fruit Pies.” These are tips I learned from my mother who learned from her mother. It also includes some of my own tips as well as remembrances about my mom and dad (my mom’s penchant for sales especially “blue light specials,” and how my dad would include a pit in the cherries we picked and pitted for pies). I hope you enjoy the tips and find them helpful in your baking.
What are some of your memories of your mother? I would love to hear them!
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