New Days and New Starts

I love seeing all the first day of school pictures. This is a tradition I remember from my childhood. I can remember looking through the photo album that had each of us lined up in age order and trying to remember what it felt like to start each new year. This year looks different because …

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On Living Life

I just started listening to Michelle Obama’s new podcast and it is wonderful. Her voice is honest and challenging. I knew that I wanted to tune in after reading her book Becoming last summer. In the second episode (the one that has gotten so much press because she says that she has been experiencing low …

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A Helping Hand

One of the aspects I’ve heard many parents reflect is good and so hopeful to witness during this time at home is the relationship that has developed between siblings. This is true for us too. The way that we are watching our four and half-year-old learn to be a big brother to a toddler is …

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Today, it’s the leaves…

Today, it’s the leaves waving to me,   soaking up warmth, giving in to the rain storing the droplets for refreshment. creating food and nutrients releasing oxygen into the air inviting us all to breathe.   Soon the leaves will remind us that the seasons change and the way we must fall in order to …

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Today, it’s the colors

Today it’s the colors, inviting me to see clearly.   The brilliant blue of the sky against the hunter green of the pines – The unexpected fuchsia of the crepe myrtle climbing out of the storm drain – The glistening silver of morning dew about to evaporate in the blazing summer sun – The fiery …

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