Back To School: Great Expectations Or Crabs

Dear friends, The school year begins for our kids! It is always exciting, yet a little frightening at the same time. I remember agonizing about what to wear on the first day, even though we had UNIFORMS! My Grant starts full day pre-school, and I worry that my little night owl will be very tired…
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Lost And Finding

Dear Friends, Back in the saddle after vacation…It always seems that tasks are like little bunnies procreating! Lots to do when I got home! Since I was semi-detached from technology, I also missed a few things, funerals to be exact. A dear high school friend’s mother passed away, and the father of another close friend…
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The Healing Power Of Water

Dear Friends, We are winding down a week at the beach with my family. We’ve had a great time, and while Grant thinks the ocean is a little “stinky,” he loves the pool. His swimming skills have really progressed, and he wants to swim sans life-jacket…..much to my chagrin. He still can’t quite keep his…
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Unplugged Vacation

Hi there! I am about to leave with my family for our vacation. I predict that I’ll get little sleep in the next 24 hours  packing, finishing charts, completing projects. My bad, I know.  Unfortunately, I am often exhausted  when I go out of town for work or for pleasure. Sounds crazy, but I actually…
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