Quiet mornings are for the birds. And me.

It’s June. How did that happen? I’m sitting out on my front porch. The sky is a bit gray but the temperature is perfectly moderate and there’s a nice breeze from the south. The birds are singing in all their glory, a symphony of chirps and whistles. And my own little vultures are lazing aboutContinue reading “Quiet mornings are for the birds. And me.”

Friday night lights.

As parents, sometimes we really have to step outside our own box in order to ensure our kids get to experience a full spectrum of what life has to offer. Understanding that they are individuals who will have their own tastes, preferences and interests means doing all you can to give them opportunities to discoverContinue reading “Friday night lights.”

Seizing the moments. And documenting them.

I know I’m not the first parent who desperately longs for bedtime. For that final hug, a kiss goodnight and a closed door. Because parenting is hard. You give of yourself all day long and some days, it’s all you can do to not audibly count down the minutes. I’ve had several nights like thatContinue reading “Seizing the moments. And documenting them.”