Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Bouquet to Remember


On Mother’s Day, my fifteen-year-old son created a bouquet from a collection of growing things in our yard. He found some waning tulips, a few crocus, a little grass, and a perfectly symmetrical dandelion gone to seed. It was beautiful. Christy said something like, “You know, when we haven’t taught them to label something a weed…” Continue reading


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Keeping it Simple

I’ve done it; I quit my job in a way that would make most job counselors cringe—that is, I quit a job before I had a job (reasons why at On the Backs of Children). And I guess I had about five minutes of panic, but then realized: this is the very reason I choose to live my life so simply… so I will never feel trapped. Continue reading


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