This post is for my friend Lee, who unexpectedly lost her mother last Thanksgiving.  Peg Romano was a woman of spirit, humor and generosity.  Over her lifetime she and her husband took in and cared for over a dozen foster children.  It made for an often crazy life, as Lee chronicles in her blog Madness, Mom and Me; but it was always a life filled with love.  In honor of her mom, Lee and her husband Andrew have created Peg's Presents, a charity with a sweet and simple mission: bring gifts--and smiles--to kids in need.  They gather donations of toys and books for newborn through 16 years, and donate them to underprivileged children at Dignity Housing in Philadelphia.  If you would like to support their cause please send a new, unwrapped toy, book or gift card to:  Peg's Presents, 126 Kenilworth Street, Philadelphia PA 19147.  For more info visit

"Use the good china for breakfast."