Children both blessing and lesson

This Mother Teresa Quote speaks to the what children bring into our lives.Click here to read more...more

Do you parent through faith or skepticism

What world view to you (grand)parent through, one of faith or skepticism?  Click here to read more ...more

The Movie Never Ends: A Grandmother's Advice to Young Moms

Dear young mom,You look at me and see a grandmother who had her chance. You figure what I could tell you about being a mother would begin and end with a rotary phone. Nothing I know would apply now in this whole different world, more enlightened, informed, nutritious....more

Hand-written

 Hand WrittenLast weekend, G and I went with my mom to see some family.  And while we were there, we ended up looking through some things that had belonged to my grandparents.Among some jewelry and a few watches, was a little note.  I posted it on Facebook so if you follow me there, sorry, you’re seeing this again....more

Lessons From My Grandma

This weekend was difficult.  My grandmother is quite ill and I'm not dealing well. Nobody is. I flew to California and felt all the feelings. The one I felt the most?  Anger. Anger at the unfairness of what my grandmother is bravely enduring.   Even though mom prepared me, I was still in shock at the sight of my sweet grandma now vulnerable and dependent on a kidney dialysis machine to keep her blood clean....more

With gratitude, with love

Most gardeners, sometimes not knowingly, have an idealized image of what a garden should be and aspire to recreate it, slightly altered of course by the real conditions of their site. Mine is a bright summer morning in my grandfather's garden....more

For All the Moms of Moms

For all the moms of moms (and moms of dads).To my mom:I had no clue.No clue that being a mother was actually pretty tough. That it actually took sacrifice. That there were so many unseen acts of love.No clue that those times we just had sandwiches for supper were probably following a really long day. I am sorry if I ever complained about simple suppers. I get it now....more

Let's Mix It Up: Sharing Stories Across Generations

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If Only I Lived Closer

 If only I lived closer to my grand kids, I would see them as often as I could because let’s face it, when you are a grandparent, these little people light up your life.  When I hear their voices or I see their cute faces on my computer screen my world stops – immediately!  I want to soak up every moment that I am privileged to spend with them and just stay in that moment for as long as possible....more