Time seems to go by faster now as I get older and realize I need to slow down and sometimes just stop and appreciate the moment. I finally understand that a memory does not have to be a perfect “kodak or facebook” moment either. This weekend we helped our oldest daughter move into another home. She is a young professional with 2 adorable children. This … Continue reading Moving On and Moving In
BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHO HAS EARNED THE LOVE OF AN OLD DOG. I began writing this post 10 months ago. Since then my dog Bubba, my friend, my family member, my buddy of almost 19 years passed away on October 18, 2015. I knew when I began writing it… he was entering the final phase of his journey. Yet he still loved us … Continue reading My dog Bubba
Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease. R. Buckminster Fuller As a parent you know that besides homework, sports schedules, recitals, Scouts and other daily activities, there is the inevitable Science Fair that our children must participate in. Abstracts, materials, procedures, research, conclusions were a norm in our home. With four children, we participated in 60+ science … Continue reading It’s not just a Home …. It’s a Dome.
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This is the last article I’ll have published for a while: Mother Blessings While I was pregnant with Max I had (to endure) two baby showers. I’m about to out myself here… I’m not a big fan of The Shower. The games bore me and small talk isn’t my forte. During my showers I was the center of attention for… Continue reading Mother Blessing
Where ever bullying occurs is one place too many…. Educate not to hate. Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of “tough love” practiced by educators. Source: What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators | Edutopia Continue reading What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators | Edutopia
Caregiving comes in many forms. First it may be for a small pet, babysitting a child, or taking care of your own children and then one day you are caregiving for your parents. We can’t stop the hands of time nor control the effects time has on those we love. We can control how we react to those situations. Sometimes, well, most times it is not … Continue reading A Glimpse Into The Heart Of A Caregiver
I live on an island by the sea and when the seasons change we normally don’t have the vibrant array of autumn colors that people up north or out west enjoy. Every now then we get a glimpse of the changes the seasons bring. Winter hosts a calmness in the air. Spring has all its new growth. Summer heat draws us to the ocean. … Continue reading October Gave A Party…
Baby boomers are influencing the housing market as they downsize, trade up and invest in second homes. Where did the time go? Entering the autumn of one’s life can be a life shifting event to something as exciting as it was when you began that first job after graduating college or the birth of your first child. Now instead of little league team practices … Continue reading Yes, I Am A Baby Boomer – Now What?
Is 60 the new 40? If so then I am 34! Whoa…… I am in the early chapters of the autumn of my life and with that I am coming into this time of my life with completed chapters behind me. Stories, experiences and time spent all written on their pages. This article by Dr. Judith Rich, The Gifts of Autumn is a wonderful perspective for those … Continue reading The Gifts of Autumn
As the days of summer soon come to an end I am sitting with my grandson and watching The Sandlot. The coming-of-age tale about a group of young boys playing baseball, fighting dogs, and becoming super friends resonates with people of all ages, and still holds up as one of the best baseball-related movies ever made. There are some good lessons to be learned watching … Continue reading 4 Life Lessons Learned By The Sandlot