Looking back when I was pregnant with our first child, I wanted a house and yard that would be safe and fun to raise our children. A house with a white picket fence on a road with sidewalks and other homes filled with children to ride bikes with mine. But, on that sunny October day … More Life Lessons Essay Final Part III
We left the cabin behind as we began our married life together in search for a place to call home. When I became pregnant, my mind started to switch focus from sustainable living to the ideal home and neighborhood to raise our family. I was gravitating toward houses that were in nice condition, a fenced … More Life Lessons Essay Part II
Since the essay I wrote back in September didn’t get selected for the REAL SIMPLE Life Lessons Essay Contest this year, I will share it here in parts. The theme: What Single Decision Changed Your Life? PART I While gathering carrots from my garden, contemplating the soups I would freeze for the winter, I thought back … More Life Lessons Essay Part I
It’s 6:30 am and my kids have re-started the fantasy game they began the previous evening up until Mom and Dad told them they had to stop because it was dinner and bedtime, promising they could play again in the morning. As soon as their little bodies and big imaginations woke up, the dragon was … More Listen to the Laughter
We just planted our tomato and pepper seeds so they will have a good 12 weeks or so to grow healthy and strong before we plant them into the garden for the summer. It means spring is near, even though March is just beginning. It also makes me think about how tired and anxious I … More Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?