Debra Palmquist is a writer, enthusiastic researcher and dedicated observer. Her memory is relied upon to settle the facts of family lore. Which kid lost their tooth in Halifax? What should you call your mother in law? Lately, she is exploring the territory of post mothering–that time when the kids have left, you are no longer a kid, and are wondering what is next for you? Witness the becoming of a modern matriarch–redefining what it means to be mother at a time of endings and beginnings, that stage in life you aren’t quite ready for. Taking on the top spot on the family tree.