Change Happens: Resistance is Futile

This coming weekend marks the end of summer in my mind and I mourn it every year. Packing away shorts and tee shirts is always a bit agonizing. True, Sept. can be sunny, but there’s always this shift in my brain, “Now I have to get down to business.” The freedom that...

Heat Wave Relief: 3 ideas to stop the sizzle.

I never dreamed of writing about weather. Under ordinary circumstances, endless discussion about the weather is sleep inducing. Basically, it’s what people say when they have nothing to say. But this summer is different. The country is cooking and I’m jumping in with...

Enjoy the Summer Kid Show – 6/08

If you live in my part of the world, summer vacation is about to begin. Losing track of this fact is easy when you’re beyond those child rearing years. But the absence of yellow buses, and hearing the chatter of children in the middle of the day, takes me back to all...

Embrace Changing Seasons – 7/07

The transition from summer vacation to the school year is different for those of us without children; changes in our seasons revolve mostly around rotating clothes. Activities will soon start filling the calendar, and thoughts will slowly turn to Halloween costumes,...

Celebrate Summer’s End – Aug. ’05

Some of you have waited for the end of summer since the beginning, “Yea, the kids are back in school!” Try something different this time. Kick off this new section of the year with a little celebration. As a stay-home-mom, I once toasted the end of this “bored kids...