Kids and Gardening-Oh My!

My garden is so neglected. I'm a stay home mom trying to write a novel and pump life into a fairly large garden. It's impossible. Every year I tell myself I'm going to get ahead of the game and be prepared for planting, weeding, erecting supports, throwing down straw, getting my defenses ready for pest... Continue Reading →

Let Them Be Kids

Thumbing through some old pictures I came across this one from last Spring. My daughter found a mud puddle near our house and she just couldn't help herself. She was all in! At first, I clenched my teeth and said, "No! No! You'll get so dirty!" Then I remembered some of the mud fights I... Continue Reading →

A Weather Balloon Landed in Our Yard

“Mom? Can you come here? There is something in your yard.” My interest piques, I scoot out from my desk and join my two oldest at the sliding glass door overlooking our large grassy backyard. It appears to be a small orange parachute with a long string connected to it, though the other end tucks... Continue Reading →

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