Air strikes over Syria to destroy a new enemy. Faces remembered of those lost 13 years ago. Why is evil so present?
We’ve all heard the quote by the inimitable Eleanor Roosevelt that says “Do one thing every day that scares you “. I actually think I’ve written a post or two about this outlook, it’s such a good one. Well, the quote struck again this summer. Adventure Park. Ropes Course. Suspension “bridges” (there’s a loose definition if… Continue reading Harness the Power
Off to school! Yay! Back to a routine. No more battles about anything involving a screen or beginning with the letter “i”. Nay! Lunches to make. Shopping that HAS to be done (no more winging dinners summer-style). Activities, open houses, meetings to attend. Homework to do, do, do. Every Mom can sympathize. The beginning of… Continue reading Bueller? Bueller?
This week I watched a 3-year old play on her favorite playground and as she climbed back into her stroller she said “Mommy, I had so much fun here”. This week I received news that a dear friend had a son-his first child. A little bundle all wrapped up like a wee burrito. A head… Continue reading A Really Big Ice Bucket
The year began with brand new containers, Lunch boxes shiny and new Monogrammed, clean and filled to the brim With cool, fun lunches made by YOU You brainstormed, you slaved You made them not-to-be-beaten You cut foods into shapes, wrote notes of “Love You!” And hoped that all would be eaten Sandwiches of all sizes… Continue reading A Fond Farewell…For A Moment!
When was the last time that you were in a room that was overflowing with love? Sometimes you can be in a filled room that seems to be all good, but it’s really not. There might be a rift between some family members, there could be that person who you are really, really, really hoping to… Continue reading Those Good Ones
Dear Educational Powers-that-Be…someone, anyone who will listen? Why-oh-why is experiential learning becoming a thing of the past and our children’s school hours being increasingly filled with “testing”? And as I chaperoned my 4th grade daughter’s class field trip to a local salt marsh yesterday, I, once again, witnessed kids being excited about learning. Their young minds… Continue reading The Best Textbook
My younger daughter and I headed to the garden center yesterday afternoon. It was a perfectly glorious spring day…the kind that make you wish that every day could be just like it. The sun was shining, the temp was spot-on, there was a coolish breeze but it was also warm and toasty in the sun. The… Continue reading The Ears Have It
Yesterday in my yoga class, I decided to do as much of the class as I could with my eyes closed. I’ve noticed that in a yoga class, your state of mind can really run the gamut. Some days, I’m (we’re) feeling chatty and much talk and subsequent laughter ensues during the hour. Other days,… Continue reading Without sight…See.
The past few weeks have been a study in time. It began by visiting a convalescent home where an elder family member is recovering from a fractured pelvis (dang icy sidewalks!). In this rehab unit, the folks are primarily senior citizens, but as we all know, that group varies wildly. Some are spry and merely… Continue reading Old, New and Now