Welcoming the Seasons

This morning as I brought a letter out to my mailbox, I noticed my daffodils. The buds are just starting to peek through the green, promising explosions of yellow and gold in the coming weeks. I thought, “finally!” Later in the day I stood at my front door, baking in Read more…

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This is What NOT to Do

Have you seen it? It’s yet another video gone viral, and it’s called “Facebook Parenting: for the troubled teen.” In the video, a father reads and responds to a letter that his 15-year-old daughter posted on Facebook. In the letter, she rants and swears and complains about her parents. In Read more…

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First Snow

First snow of the season on an autumn day. Bright sun shines down through white-tipped, green and gold mottled leaves. Snowy clumps and weighty drops are dislodged from heavily laden branches. They rain down in a steady shower of gleaming gemstones, creating multitudes of muted percussions as they hit the Read more…

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Mama Mia!

I love being a mom. Many of you may be surprised to hear that I am the proud momma of about a dozen children. Well, sort of. I have two of my own, but I’m also an honorary momma for a whole gaggle of kids. It’s one of my favorite Read more…

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Free, indeed!

I just overheard a conversation between my son and his friend from school, and I had to share. A little bit of background – they’re studying vocabulary because they have a quiz in English class tomorrow. Here’s the conversation: Friend: “Penance.” Colby: I don’t know. Friend: You don’t know what Read more…

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