Gifts Worth Passing On: Encouragement, Affirmation, Gratitude, Trust

Today I ran into a friend, D, whom I hadn’t seen in many years. Over twenty years ago I was her daughter’s 5th grade teacher. D was the ace volunteer who spent most Fridays in the classroom with us. She attended field trips, helped with paperwork and gave her opinion when I asked for it. … Read more Gifts Worth Passing On: Encouragement, Affirmation, Gratitude, Trust

Fall Reflections

  While out raking leaves I had a flashback to last fall when I was getting calls and emails from Dale about his college experience and frustrations. He reported the positives and was really trying to make the most of his choice, but the underlying feeling was that he needed something different. Of course, the … Read more Fall Reflections

Sharing Meals, Building Community

What more can you ask for? Good company, good food, good conversation. A means of nourishing our bodies as well as our souls. For me there is no better way to introduce new people and nurture ongoing relationships than sharing meals with friends. Depending on your group you can celebrate milestones, commiserate and support each … Read more Sharing Meals, Building Community

August Angst

The time is now here To face your great fear: “What Should Do We Do With The Kids This Year? I mean, educationally speaking, my dear.” Public or private or homeschool, maybe? But Unschool or Charter, what will it be? What’s most important? How to Decide? What’s best for them or what’s best for me? What … Read more August Angst