About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Robin, this is soooo lovely. What fun to get a peek into such a fun day! How I wish I could have been there. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lisa-Jo :),

      Having you around the table would’ve been delicious icing, of that, I’m certain.

      M a y b e this is a tradition you can begin when your daughter turns three… 😉 :).

  2. That is SO nice to be able to have close relations like that with your in-laws and to be able to feel that his family is indeed your family. Treasure that! And I have to say, I loved that picture of the mugs and packages in black/white. Very sharp!

    • Sue,

      I do NOT take for granted those relationships; I feel especially blessed where my MIL is concerned having lost my own mom (to cancer) when I was a little girl.

      And the mug shot? ha! That’s photographed by DaySpring and you can BUY those by clicking the picture!!! 🙂 I love ’em, too!

  3. LOVE the femininity yet reality of this post. Girl stuff is so much fun. Looking forward to sharing a time of tea and friendship to celebrate a close friend’s birthday. Then we’ll be off to visit another friend out-of-state for a Girls’ Weekend. We really need these girl times to rejuvenate ourselves, especially if one is in a household of males as I am.

    Enjoyed all the sharing you were able to do with your family and your hubby’s family. Wish we lived close to our families to be able to share our love for each other in this same way. But I’m thinking that maybe this would be a good idea to do with a group of ladies from our church.

    You’ve got me thinking!

    • Janis,

      This would be a lovely event to initiate for the women of your church; I do hope you’ll pursue it. Starting small would be ideal; then you can tweak it to accommodate more ladies over time.

      We live about five hours from our family which makes it drivable for the weekend; when this started I actually hosted it at my house and it was moms and daughters and my MIL. Over time (and with my move to TN), we made it more of a family thing with the daughters allowed to invite one friend. I’m glad it’s evolved to that :).