Today I picked up my gorgeous produce at the CSA (explanation here) – salad greens, spinach & swiss chard. I can’t wait to get started on this week’s menu! Last week, I was discussing food with our farmer, Raluca. She had mentioned that many other foods are irradiated in order to preserve it (not organic … [Read more…]

Giving, In Good Times and Bad

Times are tough. So why should we give? For one, no matter how little we think we have, there’s probably someone else who has less. And two, it just feels good to help someone in need. Whether you have money or not, here are 9 great places to give. Some won’t even cost you a … [Read more…]

From Farm to Table

This year we joined a farm CSA (community-supported agriculture). We pre-pay at the beginning of the growing season and each week, for the next several months, we pick up a box of fresh, healthy, goodies (pending good weather, of course). We have raised beds and grow our own vegetables at home, but it’s more of … [Read more…]

The Potter’s Hand

When I first became a Christian, about 8 years ago, I went to a ladies retreat.  The speaker was a potter; a woman who had “been through the fire”. Using her pottery wheel, she told her story and demonstrated how God shaped her life. This woman’s message was based on one nugget of scripture. In the … [Read more…]

The Potter

I love Old Sturbridge Village. It’s my happy place. It’s quiet, it’s serene, it’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. We go there a lot. I want to live there some day. And I’ve decided that this is our new home. If I lived here, I could walk to the school, the church & the general store. My food would be … [Read more…]


I have much more to blog about on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder, and I will later. But, today I’ll end my little three-part “series” on the subject. After my last few posts, I received so many encouraging notes, & also messages from others who strengthen my belief that I am not alone. One … [Read more…]

Child Advocacy

In my last post, I mentioned that our son, Logan, is a sensory seeker. I always knew he was intense. Perceptive. Inquisitive. Energetic. Passionate. Spirited. These are terrific qualities to have.  I often imagine that he will be quite the man some day. But in those early years, we were always “on edge” and basically living … [Read more…]

Sensational Kids

All kids are sensational, but my kid is really sensational. He’s so sensational I might let you borrow him for a week. J Our five-year old son has a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder which makes it difficult for him to take in, process and respond to sensory information appropriately. One book calls these … [Read more…]

Relative Strangers

A few weeks ago, Earl borrowed a wretched movie from the library.  He should know it’s a big commitment for me to sit down long enough to watch a movie…and he brought THIS  home? Really? (sigh, roll of eyes).  Regardless of how horrible the film was (did I mention it was bad?), it allowed me … [Read more…]