Things My Polish Mom Used To Say

Some of them are pretty darn funny to me now

A toddler with his hand in his mouth, holding a woman’s hand. A Grain of Infinfity
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I enjoy reading the work of Melissa Frost, a delightful Norwegian-born woman whose stories of acclimating to American suburban life touch my heart. A child of immigrants myself, I often share her wonder and delight at the rites, rituals, and habits of Americans in the wild. Reading her articles…



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Barbara Andres

Barbara Andres


Muddling through, one story at a time. Grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and let’s get curious together.