A cure for cabin fever

What season is it in your part of the world? Here in the Northeast U.S., we are coming to the end of winter, thankfully! Similar to a BMW, we can go from slightly above zero to sixty not in a minute, but definitely over the course of a day. The morning can dawn below freezing, […]

Are you being sugared off?

As I drove past a local college last week, I noticed that they had tapped the stately maples that lined the campus, the old-fashioned metal buckets hugging the large, gray tree trunks. Were one of the science classes running experiments, I wondered, or were culinary students preparing to take part in one of our long-standing […]

Family Traditions-Small is the new big

One of the best kept secrets, unfortunately, is that very often the opportunities to develop the most treasured traditions are those we may overlook, as we view them solely as run-of-the-mill, smaller, inexpensive, less memorable moments. Often times, instead, I think we all lean towards the “bigger is better” theory of life, and apply that […]

Five minute Friday-When seasons change…

    Every Friday The Gypsy Mama gives a prompt and you are supposed to write about it in 5 minutes.  Only 5 minutes!  Also, no edits!  Just write.  So here goes . . .  When seasons change… When seasons change, we are given a glorious opportunity to experience something new, to revel in everything […]

Welcome Spring!

Spring has arrived! Warm sunshine. Green grass. Crocuses. Gentle breezes. Soft earth that yields to the weight of bare feet. But wait. God is not quite done with winter. He still has some batter in the bottom of his great mixing bowl that he scrapes out and drops down upon the New England landscape. More […]

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