The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour
Each summer morning this time of year, I rush out in the morning with my mug of coffee to see what herbs and/or vegetables are ready for harvesting. I spend about an hour and a half out in my gardens after my husband leaves for work at 8:30 am. Sprinkled throughout my garden beds are small vignettes of various whimsy, and I chuckle to myself as I work. … Read More Of Toads and Herbs…
Kind mothers of babes allow me to care for their little ones now and then to cure my blues for another child. It is healthy, really…… Read More Baby in the house (again)
The end of another long, hard week is here. Tonight, I will rest my tired head on a fluffy, soft pillow. My sleep will be sweet until a new Monday morning arrives…… Read More Pillow Love
“It isn’t enough to believe in something; you have to have the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them, to be willing to struggle.” ~Golda Meir What better way to start a Friday morning than a cast-iron skillet filled with a hot, sizzling spinach and mushroom omelette with cheese? It will give you energy… Read More Be Willing to Struggle
Summertime is for laying at the pool and going out to clip herbs and pick veggies for the dinnertable.
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