21 Sep, 2012

A Plant as a Companion

September 21st, 2012|Tags: , |

Our asparagus fern rules the sunporch The other day I was reading E.B. White's One Man's Meat again, and in the particular essay I happened upon, he was talking about [...]

4 Sep, 2012

On Easing Separation Anxiety

September 4th, 2012|Tags: |

I remember those days of handing a screaming child off to a preschool teacher very well. The first time around it was tough to leave my two-year-old son, especially when [...]

27 May, 2012

Bike the Drive

May 27th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Catching my own shadow biking earlier this year, when I was still wearing a heavy jacket. This morning, as this post is going up, I am biking the Drive. Bike [...]

20 May, 2012

At the Hyde Park Garden Fair

May 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

It's one of our family traditions to go to the Hyde Park Garden Fair, held in our neighborhood the third Friday and Saturday in May, to buy the plants for our porch. (It's [...]

13 May, 2012

A Momoir for Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2012|Tags: , |

Picture of me holding my daughter, Summer 1996 I'm reposting my Mother's Day post from last year, mainly because I still like my six-word "momoir"  inspired by SMITH Magazine's project in [...]

29 Nov, 2011

A Hot Chocolate Party in the Cold

November 29th, 2011|Tags: , |

This blog makes me do things, such as following through on fun schemes like having a hot chocolate party outside, in the cold. Our dotted pumpkin showed signs of wilting, [...]

24 Jun, 2011

Writing Letters to my Children

June 24th, 2011|Tags: , |

Now that my kids are all away at camp, I’m doing an odd thing: I’m writing them letters. It’s an unfamiliar thing. It feels awkward to recount my daily activities [...]

19 Jun, 2011

My Six Word Dad Memoir

June 19th, 2011|Tags: , |

In honor of Father's Day, here are my six words on Dad: "Died too young. Found in pictures." Feel free to add yours!

17 Jun, 2011

What Goethe and Packing the Kids off to Summer Camp Have in Common

June 17th, 2011|Tags: , |

Goethe's parental home in Frankfurt, Germany. I’m in the midst of packing three kids off to summer camp as I am sure many other parents are as well. Every year [...]

8 May, 2011

My “Momoir” in Honor of Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2011|Tags: , |

My older son & I, Sanibel Island, Oct 1998 Following on Friday's post regarding SMITH Magazine's six-word "momoir" project in honor of Mother's Day, here's my own: My kids: toughest [...]

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