There Will Be Time to Plant the Flowers…Just A Lot Later

Every year around mother’s day, I take the kids to the store to buy a flat of annuals.  They are excited to pick out plants and we all share the wonder and excitement of spring. Once we get the plants home, the kids usually plant one plant and that’s it for them.  I spend the […]

The Canadian Chronicles: Wicked, Wanton Steamy Romance Novels and the 9 Year Old

We were sipping our 5 o clock cocktails on the dock, when 9 year old K2 arrived, book in hand.   “Mom, I think this book might not be appropriate for me.” I spied the book that K3 and I had sent to K2 in her sleepaway camp care package.   A month ago, we […]

Tidbit of Trivia Tuesday

Someday I will play Trivial Pursuit again–and I will finish the game, and I will win just like the old days: Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour–about 1.5 pounds a year.  By the age of 70, the average person will have lost about 105 pounds of skin.  Yuck. Jiffy: a real unit […]

THE Alfalfa Sprout

There are some things, I’m sorry to say, that really sadden me.  One is when I tell my kids in the morning that they need to comb their hair because they have an Alfalfa Sprout and they give me the blank stare.  After constant examples, they understand what I mean, but they have no point […]