My youngest daughter is very compassionate. She is very intuitive in comforting people when they're sad or upset. And she's tiny and adorable, so it always works. "Compassionate," is not the first word I would use to describe myself...nor the second. Truthfully, I really struggle with showing compassion to others, and I pondered the reason … Continue reading On Compassion
Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience
I wanted to evaluate my first year experience with the Back to Eden garden. I decided to break the experience into sections: preparation, planting, productivity, weeding and watering, overall experience. My rating scale is from 1-10 with 1 being unsuccessful and 10 being absolute success. The effort to reward ratio will be covered in the … Continue reading Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience
My Little Farm Boy
My son is so much fun to watch. He is learning and growing and I can't believe how entertained I am by him. Today he's been rather contrary. It's raining outside so I pulled out the box of indoor activities; blocks, flash card games, coloring... Nothing doing. He WANTS to be outside in the rain! … Continue reading My Little Farm Boy
Facing My Mom-tality
Everyone is going to die. That is a morbid truth in this world. Pending the Rapture, everyone will some day die. I feel as if a part of me already has. The spontaneous, perky, loud-mouthed, hockey-loving, stout-drinking, reckless, singer passed away at some point between conception of my son and his birth. And with him … Continue reading Facing My Mom-tality
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