I'm a mom who lives and writes on the north shore of Massachusetts. I've got a pretty incredible husband and three amazing grown kids. I write a monthly column for the Newburyport Daily News and occasionally for the Lowell Sun. I believe cake should be its own food group. I write about frappes far too often. My social media addiction of choice is Twitter (toastcat4618), where I identify as a cat who has run for president twice--and lost both times.