What I Like about Camp

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Family, Grandma, Parenting |

On the second day of kindergarten, my oldest child (and first I had sent to “big school”) looked at me and said, “You don’t need to walk me in today.” I can still clearly see in my mind, like it was yesterday, that little girl with her backpack on walking confidently into the door of the school, while I watched as long as I could from car line. That independent spirit and confidence is something I’m very proud of in Caroline, and it’s still...

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Embracing the Imperfections

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Gardening |

This is the view I see as I come up my driveway. Beautiful big hibiscus, a flowing hanging basket, double-blooming coneflowers and lots of lush green plants. The view changes slightly when you get closer. I don’t spray my garden with chemicals, which means little worms that eat my coneflowers and Japanese beetles that feast on my hibiscus and canna lilies live in harmony with the many bees and butterflies that also enjoy the blooms. Sure, the...

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