Category Archives: Parenting

The Red Flower Of Wisdom

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. –Victor Hugo NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), my nemesis, my old friend, has whisked me away to places and spaces unknown yet again. The prompt … Continue reading

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Lost: One Cool, Calm and Collected Mama

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.  –May Sarton This post has been sitting in my draft pile for over a year. I don’t know why I hesitated posting it. … Continue reading

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The Grace of Grandmas

 It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.      –Christopher Morley My poor mom has been suffering with sickness since Christmas day. She is still too sick to go out, so we have … Continue reading

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It’s All About That Grace

Yesterday was Evan’s last day of summer school. Putting him in summer school for a five week session turned out to be an idea of sheer brilliance. Because he is changing schools, the opportunity to become familiar with the building … Continue reading

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A Triple Shot of Wonder

“To see a world in a grain of sand And a Heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. –William Blake I told the woman at the coffee shop it … Continue reading

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And It’s Gratitude For The Win

Gratitude…takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what … Continue reading

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On Creating New Vocabulary

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa Why is it I always find myself in the midst of busyness? Even on vacation sometimes I find myself rushing to pack … Continue reading

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