Springtime of the Soul

Ahhh! Sunshine and spring flowers!  I love this time of year.  Everything is bursting with life and the world is coming alive again. There are new flowers in my yard, the birds are starting to come back and Frank the jack rabbit who lives under my spruce tree looks to...

Of Death and Life

Many of us spend a lot of time, energy, and money taking care of our bodies.  We work out, we eat carefully and we avoid things that are dangerous to our health.  I currently have VERY sore stomach muscles because of a workout challenge I’m participating in.  I do it...

Parenting… Who Knew?

Who knew that parenting would be filled with overwhelming love and protectiveness, monumental parenting fails, moments of astonishing discovery and the realization of the incredible responsibility that lies in our hands.  Who knew how hard (sleepless nights and temper...

Remembrance Day Reflections

At this time of year, a lot of what we are doing with the children is shaped by Remembrance Day.  As adults we are very aware of the conflict that so much of the world is experiencing.  We have focused on the freedom that our country enjoys because of the men and...

The Tyranny of the Urgent

A young mom told me that her husband had asked her what her long range plans were.   Her answer “Survive the next three weeks!” I think every parent has lived this.  The challenge as parents is finding a way to manage the immediate ongoing needs of our families while...