Remember Wallet Photos?

Last night my husband and I visited his uncle in the hospital (sorry it took a hospital stay to catch up, and we're glad you're feeling much better Tio!).  My husband's cousin was also there; staying with her dad and helping with his care.  During our visit, I asked to see pictures of her … Continue reading
unorganized sports

Unorganized Sports

My kids are not athletically inclined; coordination, finesse, grace... not traits they inherited (at least not from me).  They don't appreciate a physical challenge, and they avoid exertion whenever they can.  Still, I love watching and playing sports, and I would love to watch my boys play in … Continue reading
creative genius snowmen

Useful Creative Genius

Don't be afraid to enlist the creative genius your kids can offer... well, be a little afraid. Like a lot of families, we took our kids to a pumpkin patch at the first signs of fall.  We all thought it would be fun to pick out individual white pumpkins, because they would be easy to paint them … Continue reading
Meaning of Life; Broken Open

The Meaning of Life

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin If you've forgotten what the above quote said already, then you might not be ready, or even have a need for it.  If you read and reread that quote, the book I found it in, … Continue reading
psychology of sibling conflict

Psychology of a Sibling Conflict

This weekend, a couple of our kids had a sibling conflict at the house while my husband and I were out running errands.  When we left, chores were done, the boys were relaxing on the couch watching a movie.  The girls were upstairs working on their projects.  All was right with the world.  … Continue reading