The Getaway

My husband and I returned this weekend from a nice three-day getaway. We confidently left our child in the hands of Mama and Papa (otherwise known as his grandparents), and took off down the road to 72 hours of freedom in a cabin by the lake. We had a great time being...

Run by Ann Patchett: a book review

Here comes an unofficial, totally subjective book review.   I’ve just finished reading Run, Ann Patchett’s newest novel. She is the bestselling author of The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto. Run is a story that takes place over the span of 24 hours....

The Call of the Wild

Mornings in my house aren’t too much of hassle. I try to remain on something resembling a routine, a flexible one that is. With one toddler boy traipsing about the house, and another boy traipsing about in my stomach, stuff happens. The routine sticks–until the...

A Bit of Commentary and an Intriguing Book

If you take a look at the about page for this site, you’ll see that one of my interests is theology/Christianity.  I professed faith in Christ in childhood, grew up in a Christian home, and primarily attended one church. Having now experienced into adulthood a...

An Inclusive Resource for Parents

Check out my article over at the online magazine, education.com called Cultivating Responsibility in Your Child. Education.com is a great education resource for parents, containing all kinds of articles, expert columns, and teacher tips on academic, educational,...

In the Interest of Being Shallow…I Mean Being Green

In my household, we do our part to help out the environment and conserve energy by unselfishly keeping the thermostat set at a reasonable, almost uncomfortable degree. Well actually, it’s just plain selfishness on our part to avoid shelling out extra cash to the...

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