Category Archives: Parenting

Training a Rose

The bulk of the main root hid beneath the rotting wood deck, waiting to be discovered.  It was big and dark as a beef bone. For years someone chopped it off at soil level to keep it from crowding out … Continue reading

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Posted in Body, mind and spirit, Happiness, Parenting, The Garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 79 Comments

The Growing Season

The doctor held out my test results, two 3×3 inch black and white Rorschach blobs. “You won’t be having any of your own children.” She tilted her head a bit to the side in what I took to be her … Continue reading

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Posted in Children, Intuition, Mother's Day, Parenting, Women | 19 Comments

That’s Life

Why do parents who were young during WWII seem to have lived more impassioned lives when seen through the eyes of their children? What romance they must have lived! What clarity and purpose they had! Wars were fought and won, … Continue reading

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Christmas! In Bulk!

My mother has six daughters so certain things were always bought in bulk. Most people immediately think of toilet paper and Tampax. Yes, but no. I am referring to presents. Gifts. Specifically, Christmas gifts. My mother bought gifts in bulk … Continue reading

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Treat Your Children Well

When are we going to stop treating children like little adults?  Not only do we dress them like miniature adults, we use adult rules for their behavior, as if they can understand our logic.  Now we are handcuffing children because we … Continue reading

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Habits We Inherit

     When you’re a kid, pretty much all your problems can be solved with a big glass of chocolate milk.  Scraped your knees?  Chocolate milk in your favorite cup to the rescue.  Teased at school?  Make it a double and … Continue reading

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