Tag Archives: parenting

It’s All Improvisation

Pumpkin and apple soup.  I was just in the kitchen, playing around as I tried to recreate a delicious preparation I had eaten in a restaurant recently.  I have a pumpkin soup recipe that I have made so many times that … Continue reading

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droplets of kindness

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”~ Aesop one of my children spent last night and the early morning hours in the hospital emergency room: the hardworking docs trying to figure out what is causing the … Continue reading

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reverie at sunset

how strange it feels and lovely just to sit here for five minutes not washing soiled dishes lounging lazily by the sink not folding or fixing anything or anyone nor mending a heart (except, perhaps, my own), listening at long last to … Continue reading

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Grace Is All Around Us

Christmas Eve.  Blustery and bone-chilling at dusk, the weather was less than enticing as I  got ready for a top fave ritual: delivering some Christmas cookies we’d just baked to firefighters in a nearby city and also at a firehouse … Continue reading

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Letter to my kids: what matters?

Greetings from the kitchen (my lair :)), For so many days, and years, I felt that I was strapped in here, trapped in here.  Moving endlessly among refrigerator, oven and sink.  Musing darkly that the best epitaph I could now … Continue reading

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“Your playing small does not serve the world….”: surround sound of our bathroom wall

Marianne Williamson’s rousing quotation has jump started me on more grey days than I can count.  Inspiring me to reach higher and go bigger than I’d ever thought possible when I rolled out of bed. As a lover of generosity, … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the MESS!

Downright messy: that’s what a rich, vibrant life is.  This truth is trumpeted by one of my all-time favorite films, “Mostly Martha,” which I’ve just savored for the unpteenth time. This messy message may come as no surprise.  For if … Continue reading

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