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the right eyes

the right eyes

Maggie has this particular personality trait that--and I mean this in the kindest, most heartfelt way--it drives me a little bananas. And it is th...
it goes on

it goes on

It's a beautiful day for a graduation! And before you panic--(Maggie is GRADUATING?!?!)--No. She isn't. She is entering her senior year this fall. ...
the communion line

the communion line

I am going to tell you a story, my dear friends, about a moment in time that was...well, it was charming in its way. Rioutously funny in other ways...
the breakfast club

the breakfast club

There is an alternate dimension at school. A tide pool which I step my foot into every Wednesday and Thursday--and it is called Aftercare. I will t...
thread, not fabric

thread, not fabric

At around 8:30 last night, fresh off four straight episodes of Peaky Blinders, I became hurl-myself-from-a-rooftop sad that I hadn't spent more sno...
thread, not fabric

thread, not fabric

At around 8:30 last night, fresh off four straight episodes of Peaky Blinders, I became hurl-myself-from-a-rooftop sad that I hadn't spent more sno...

tin can audio

If you must know anything about me, know this: I despise the sound of YouTube out of a device. Music is fine because the audio is the number one co...
the supremes

the supremes

Making our dinner plates...Me: One of the Supremes died today.Mag: Who?Me: The Supremes. Mag: Who?Me: It wasn't Diana Ross. It was one of the other...
fist bump

fist bump

At some point this week, or maybe it was last, the kids were lined up for afternoon recess. And I will never take a loud line anywhere, so while th...
a friendship formed

a friendship formed

"Mom? Well...here's something you wouldn't have even pretended to care about..."Me: Oh, good. I can polish up my acting chops.Will: Who do you thin...
regular me

regular me

"Look!" I told my students today while we were lining up for recess. "Maggie bought me some new sunglasses this weekend and I can do a magic trick....
hey, ms. mudd...

hey, ms. mudd...

Student: Hey. Ms. Mudd? Where did you get that doughnut?Me: Well, you know? I got it from the copy room.Student: I dreamed about doughnuts last nig...