After five years of verbal abuse and infidelity, I threw in the towel and divorced. That was ten years ago when my son was just three. I did not want my son to come from “a broken home.” What I finally realized that our home already was broken.
Each night after we tucked our boy into bed we went downstairs. He would retire to the living room to watch television. I headed to the kitchen to cook dinner.
Cooking became a means by which I isolated myself. Two things happened; I became a better cook, and I realized that my marriage had to end officially.
I was a single working mom which meant that my little guy did not get home until 5:30 at night. The last thing I wanted to put in front of him was take-out or another processed chicken nugget.
I found ways to put healthy dinners on the table and continue the dinner table tradition. You can too.
I am a wife, mother, entrepreneur, foodie, writer, steward, interior designer, personal chef, and passionate creator.
For twenty years I owned a design business, Louisburg Gardens, Inc. Now, while I continue to be a personal chef and small scale caterer, I have a lifestyle blog, LivingLovelier www.livinglovelier.com , where I offer recipes, cooking tips, and interior design advice.
Three years ago I married the best person I have ever met (entirely possible, moms.) Between us, we have three terrific boys, an orange tabby who is working on his fifteenth life and a Black Labrador who is my soul mate.
That’s the dish. Because the table matters.
Dish with me!
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