Legos as a Metaphor for Life

The best way to find lost legos is to walk around the house barefoot. When it hurts, pay attention and look there. ~~~~~~~~~



Settling In: Part 3

Day 3: Seeing the Light As I dropped the boys off this morning, they walked in to school together, but by themselves, like they’ve been doing it for years. I drove to the office, parked, climbed the three flights of stairs, turned the key, and entered. As I walked in, it was quiet and still. […]



Settling In: Part 2

Day 2: Meeting the Neighbors Today began much like yesterday though there were many more choruses of “Get your clothes on” and “Eat your breakfast” than there were the day before.  And this morning’s drive was a bit more mellow with “Something in the Way She Moves” and “How Sweet it is to be Loved […]



Settling In: Part 1

Last week was a new beginning as the lazy days of summer ended and the nearly daily cycle of swimming, ice cream and tire swings was replaced by backpacks, freshly sharpened pencils and early bedtimes as the routine of fall returned to our lives.  For the first time ever – in our brief history of parenting […]



Time to Make the Doughnuts

I would be more excited about this day if it were not that I am so very tired, and there are so many other things that fill my mind; not the least of which is our youngest child beginning kindergarten in the morning and how my dear husband must feel missing this day that will […]