Gretchen Leigh

The mystery of blue jeans | Gretchen Leigh

I took my 13-year-old daughter shopping for jeans yesterday. She has grown 4 inches this past year and it seems we have been shopping for jeans every three months or so.

A sparkling husband | Gretchen Leigh

Several years ago, when my daughters were still shorter than me, my husband went to work sparkling. I'm not saying he has a scintillating personality, although if you need a bad joke to cheer you up, he's your man. I'm saying big, tall, bearded, jet-engine mechanic, tough guy was walking around the factory floor sprinkling fairy dust all over. I knew about this, I just didn't think he'd notice. Our youngest daughter got some new glitter jeans.

With the apples of my eye | Gretchen Leigh

One October, when my kids were probably 6 and 8 years old, we took them to Carpinito’s corn maze. The day we decided to take the kids to the corn maze was one of those beautiful fall days; the sun was shining, the leaves were turning their brilliant reds and oranges, and there was a chill in the air that reminded you of fall, but wasn’t too cold.