On Writing; the Drought of 2017

On Writing; the Drought of 2017

A new acquaintance asked me why I stopped writing. “Life. Work. Kids. Mostly life,” I answered. “Well you have to have all of that if you’re going to have something to write about,” she replied, knowingly. I had promised that no matter...
Peace in Perfection

Peace in Perfection

It’s been a while since I’ve written. And yes, I have an excuse, but is there ever a good excuse for not writing when you fancy yourself a writer. šŸ™‚ It has been a whirlwind spring and summer, and all of the sudden I find myself looking at the leaves...
Less than perfect parent

Less than perfect parent

Last weekend at Target, I came across this journal in the stationery section.Ā It’sĀ a journal with writing prompts for parents to write why weĀ are less than perfect and to check off ourĀ parental shortcomings. No, really. I knew you might not believe me, so I took...
How horseback riding helps kids

How horseback riding helps kids

Claire has loved horses for as long as I can remember. For her, it is much more than a passing phase. Of course, living in a neighborhood full of equine enthusiasts amps up her desire for her own horse, a desire I’ve been reluctant to fulfill. Last fall, Max was...
Catching up

Catching up

So, where have I been? I have tried to write a few times since October, but something would always come up. Primarily, I was spending an inordinate amount of time working with Claire and some of the challenges a gifted kid runs into at school. We had decided to bump...