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Five Minute Friday & Celebrate this Week. [I’ve linked up with Kate Motaung where bloggers share their five minute quick write on a chosen word.  I’ve also linked up with Ruth Ayres where bloggers share something they are celebrating.] The VISIT I. One...
Celebrating Family and Truth

Celebrating Family and Truth

Celebrate this Week : Family. [I’ve linked up with Ruth Ayres where bloggers share something they are celebrating.] I celebrate family every week, but this week it is extra special. On Sunday we all knew we were into the final countdown.  A countdown that has...

Celebrating Mothers

Five Minute Friday : Mom 00:00.00  Begin a five minute stream of consciousness on paper. Mom. How do I write in five minutes about you? You are the one who gave me life, Who showered me with unconditional love. You kissed away my boo-boos and told me the great stories...

Protected: Danger in the Amazon

Slice of Life. My grandson– oldest son of my youngest son– lives in Ecuador. When he was fifteen, his exploratory walk alone around the grounds of an Amazon jungle resort turned dangerous as he lost his footing and began sliding uncontrollably down a...
Lessons with EM

Lessons with EM

Slice of Life. Solving Problems Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.  –Roger Lewin Big brother TM has been working on his math lesson at the table, and now Mom’s checking his work with him. EM, the...

It’s My Name

Slice of Life. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. — Dale Carnegie I was very young when I learned that my last name was too hard. Before I entered first grade, my mama had taught me how to spell it,...