My husband and I arrived home from a viewing, dressed in our ‘Sunday Best’. We were greeted in the garage by our eldest son, Luke, who beamed at us with his big, toothless grin. He proudly held out a five gallon bucket with six tiny fishes that he had just caught during a fishing class. […]
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I had a very eye opening experience with my almost-five-year old son this week that really made me think about my role as a mother. My son and I were having a conversation about how he wants to be a fighter pilot when he grows up. I typically use these little moments to stress the […]
Life’s Plain, Common Work The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and […]
Tonight I attended a quilter’s guild meeting in my little town. The topic of the meeting was the Jane Stickle quilt of 1863. Several of the women in the group recently returned from a trip to the Bennington Museum in Vermont where they went to view Jane Stickle’s masterpiece, and were exhilarated and inspired by their pilgrimage. […]
After the whole summer of trying (often very unsuccessfully) to make grocery shopping with 5 kids a somewhat pleasant “field trip,” it got pretty old. Yesterday, I dropped all 5 kids at school (the twins just started preschool) and headed to the grocery store and Costco all by myself for the first time in […]
So my son is now 3 months old, and the past few months with him have been a mixture of exhausting and wonderful. He is the third child to join our family, and some days I am just trying to figure out how to juggle the three little kids who often seem to need me […]
For many mothers, the home is the “workplace”. You could say my work office is divided between the kitchen and laundry room. The balance is particularly challenging when work and fun occupy the same office space.