A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interest. The postings announced Barbie is 50 — and perkier than ever, thanks to the miracle of molded plastic.
Pine Journal, 08/17/2013
Teenagers know nothing of regular schedules. They wake late in the daytime, stay up into the wee hours and demand frozen pizza and ice cream.
Pine Journal, 08/10/2013
Consistency in parenting is key to success. Every mom worth her Pop-Tarts knows this. But, if we are being honest (and isn’t that always the best policy?), consistency in parenting is consistently difficult to achieve with any sort of, well, consistency.
Pine Journal, 08/03/2013
Every so often it’s good to take the time to stop and smell the roses. To count our blessings. To pause and appreciate the wonders surrounding us.
Pine Journal, 07/27/2013
This summer, I returned to the garden. I’d taken a respite from having the earth between my fingers for nearly a decade.
Pine Journal, 07/20/2013
I spent last weekend at a cabin at a lake with a trio of 11-year-old boys. It was everything you’re imagining: wild, energetic, boisterous, rowdy and splashtastic.
Pine Journal, 07/13/2013
Summer vacation. School let out last week. We are on the 10th day of summer break and I woke this morning with the realization we have a full 84 consecutive days remaining before this escapade of ours is over.
Pine Journal, 06/14/2013
The end of the school year means one thing – besides backpacks sent home filled with crumpled spelling worksheets, artwork, pencil nubs and capless markers. I’m talking about field trips.
Pine Journal, 06/08/2013
The large, elephant-eared leaves growing atop the crisp red stalks triggered thoughts of my mom. The plant was handed down from her garden, as were her recipes for rhubarb sauce and cobbler.
Pine Journal, 06/01/2013
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