My nest is empty but my heart is full of: Love and pride in the amazing human being that is ready to loosen or break the apron strings,spread their wings and fly. Appreciation for the interesting, joyful, fun adult companion and friend they have become in addition to being my baby. Sadness to see them … Read more Empty Nest, Full Heart
Recently a friend and comrade in library love, Susie Swenson, passed away. She went peacefully in the arms of her husband and son surrounded by love and family. She fought a long battle with the dreaded capital C, since her twenty-something son was only a toddler. So many rallies and such determination to live. She … Read more Remembrance
My 25th wedding anniversary is in two days. Summer solstice time. Time to reflect. I read my vows and get teary. They are so great. Sweet. Naive. We spent so many hours at the beach, sifting through beautiful, smooth stones as we discussed, chewed on, wrangled, and negotiated over what we wanted to say, … Read more What’s Love Got to Do With It?
This post was written when I saw the Unschooling Blog Carnival’s June Theme Celebrating Fatherhood. I realized I don’t express my appreciation enough and decided I wanted to chime in. I get lot of strokes for being Dale’s unschooling mom . But really, I couldn’t have done it without Pierre. Dad went to work while … Read more Ode to an Unsung Hero
There are so many people I would love to acknowledge for their support, influence, and contribution to our parenting experiment. I know if I started naming names I would invariably forget to include someone and maybe hurt some feelings. Which I would never, ever want to do. First, of course thank you to our mothers, … Read more A Mother’s Day Thank You
I’ve been working in the garden these past few days of unseasonal warmth and dryness. After two weeks of illness I really wanted to be out and moving in the sun. I wanted to DO something where I could immediately SEE the results. I started on the weeds: onethera, bermuda grass, morning glory, and … Read more Garden Epiphanies