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Letting Him Go

At 16, my son is beginning to think that boating is actually ok. Sure, a motor boat or jet ski would be more exciting, but our fleet includes no gas-powered craft – nor is it likely to – so lately, sailing is an acceptable, even desirable, way for him to spend an afternoon… if there’s wind. 327 more words

Sail & Oar

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom All the Way Home--The 6th and Final part of "The Magic Umbrella"

Zoom, zoom zoom all the way home

The Velvet Underground buzzed with excitement.  Not only were the babies making a lot of noise, but Violet and Sprite whirled around all of them. 594 more words


Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is next Sunday, and I was thinking about gifts. Not fancy gifts, but the gifts that you made your mom as a child. I remember being in elementary school and the teachers would come up with amazing craft ideas for the kids to make for their moms. 218 more words


Summer fun with Kids!

This is just a quick “how to” type piece, to give some fresh ideas to all you parents who are excited – worried about summer vacation! 544 more words


Another Bit of Poetry

There are some days I am in a poetry kind of mood and somedays I just don’t really have it in me.  I wanted to share another one of my poems with you that I wrote about the feelings you have when you hold your newborn baby in your arms.   218 more words


Thankful for Mo Willems

Project 365: Day #211

When my oldest was a toddler and had a very clear love for books (to the point of often forgetting that toys exist and are fun), my sister introduced us to the wonderful world of books by Mo Willems. 126 more words