Donning the Cape for our Kids

“A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.” E.W. Howe Of all the things we long to teach our children, aren’t the basics of heroism in body, mind and spirit at the core of it […]

Little Man Drove Me to Tears…

The blessed and surreal kind, the ones that make your breath catch and your heart swell, the kind that only come when you’ve been completely caught off guard and are left with a keen and clear sense that something far more powerful than you, than all of us, exists… And here he was standing 3 […]

Remembering Connecticut Loved Ones By Name

I tucked Liam in tonight and he shared his fears of tomorrow night’s first Tae Kwon Do class.  I listened, we discussed the why of his concerns and I felt grateful to put them at bay.  He pulled me close and said, “Thank you Mommy for always honoring me, and listening when I need to […]

In Honor of Heroes Lost and Heroes Born…Our Prayers Go Out to the Families of Connecticut

Today was to be Part 2 of In Celebration of Closing A Door to Open a Window, but I cannot let this moment pass, this time when anyone with a child, who is lucky enough to still have blessed opportunity, is holding their precious ones tighter and revering them with new eyes in these last […]

Christmas Cheer Creation 2012 … What say you?

“Don’t say you want to give, but go ahead and give! You’ll never catch up with a mere hope.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ‘Tis the season for drawing near to the fires of hope, but much more than this, it is a time for inspiration and love in action. “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet […]

Fueling Santa for Merry-Making;)

For about 13 years my father in his retirement has been bonding with young and old in a way few in this lifetime are privy to, he is a Santa at our local mall. Some would say ‘the Santa’ (although he would blush to hear it), as they seek out his scheduled-sits and often have […]

Christmas Love-Illumination in Action

We stand back in wonder, watching and before our very eyes they grow, larger than life, alive in ways we never knew could captivate not just our hearts but the hearts of every person they set their sight on. This was our day… spent in awe.  We discussed an idea, to bake cookies for charity.  […]