6 Things I Love About School Starting

This is the time we’ve dreaded all summer. School is starting. Gone are the days without regulated beginnings and endings. Gone are whimsical mornings on the seashore and guilt-free ice cream runs. Gone is the feeling of exhaustion from doing nothing but baking...

My achey, breaky heart–it’s college time again

Two of my sons leave for different colleges today, neither too far from home yet both still physically distant from my aching heart. Two cars are packed to the gills with clothes, Rubbermaid paraphernalia, sports equipment, school supplies, bedding. My sons are off to...

Like the Waves of the Sea

Right now I’m sitting in a screened-in porch of a super-cute river cottage on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. The morning waves are lapping in perpetual rhythm, bringing little white caps onto the postage-size beach just beyond the screen. A hot summer sun waits...

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