Like Mother, Like Daughter

My very favorite essay is titled I Never Saw My Mother Do a Sit-up. Written in 2002, it was published two years later in Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman’s Soul. And it is with considerable joy that I announce its publication as a Chicken Soup 101 BEST selection in a new Chicken Soup title, Like Mother, Like Daughter

Cover_new Chicken Soup Book

The timing of this announcement is not without purpose, as today, December 5 is the date of both my parents’ deaths, Daddy in 1999 and Mama in 2003. The saddest thing for me is that neither lived to 2006, the tipping point of my apron journey. Oh, how they would have delighted in it all.

And it is with delight that I share my favorite bit of storytelling

and my favorite photo of Mama and me

mama_ea (Medium)

In memory, love and laughter,


Tie One On…an apron, of course!