Pastor Jim told my youth group, “Just say thank you when someone praises you. Don’t argue with them.” We were about to sing and perform a skit for Youth Night, the church smelled nicely of baked goods and coffee, everyone Continue reading Deciding to feel the gratitude
We had volunteered to help my Mom pass out invitations to the 4 Day Club she’s hosting in a neighborhood near her – which meant less time to clean house this morning. As we were discussing which chores to skip, Ben and Matt Continue reading Teenagers – my force multipliers
I wish I’d signed M and K up for camp, so I could write these homeschool plans without worrying that I’m neglecting the kids while I do it. (K watched a movie and played Minecraft this morning- not exactly the Continue reading Send them all to camp?
I’m getting used to being at home again. My calendar is a week off in its crossed off boxes, I didn’t teach in Sunday school, just assisted my Mom, and she cooked Sunday dinner for us even though it’s my turn Continue reading Gettysburg and pho
The Monday after Ben’s graduation picnic was New Student Orientation at Wentworth Institute of Technology. I hadn’t been on campus yet, so I got to be his family at the events. We caught the 6:44 train at the Attleboro station. Continue reading Castle Island
The Friday before B’s graduation picnic, I kicked everybody out of the house. I really do admire those parents who cook with their children. I’m trying to fold mine into regular instruction so they can feed themselves (and me!). But Continue reading Beach!
It took a while to find an exotic sounding place to picnic with Uncle Warren. I think it’s the name that did it. And it turns out that Miles Standish did indeed hunt in the pine barrens. K was tired Continue reading Picnic at Miles Standish State Forest
Ben had declared that the only speech he wanted at his graduation was grace for the food. But a diploma was important to Dan, so we ordered one. Despite having played in the band for the last 5 graduations at Continue reading Graduation Photos and the lists I used for college applications