By: Sandra L. Churchill Summer is abloom with bubblegum petunias, Shasta daisies, sweet roses, and wild lavender. Gardeners everywhere bend on soil-stained knees, patiently attending to blossoms and vegetables alike, nurturing their tender leaves and stems to vibrant, dewy verdure. But in recent weeks, I have been pondering the possibility that not all gardeners raise … More A Gardener of Hearts and Souls
By: Cheryl Maguire “Will you please go on a beach walk with me?” My then nine-year-old daughter gazed up at me with her beautiful green eyes, waiting for an answer. The never ending “to do list” popped into my head. I glanced over at the dirty dinner dishes piled high in the sink and then … More How Walking On The Beach Helped Me To Be A Calmer Person
By: Tanvi Maharaja The temperature has been going up steadily for a while now. As the pleasant weather keeps up its steady march to turn into a scorching summer, we all tend to resort to that nectar of life – water. As we quenched our thirst and kept watering the lawn, the little red blob … More Waiting for the Hummingbird
By: Sandy Churchill August has turned the page and students from pre-school to college are boarding yellow buses, toting backpacks, and gathering for sports practices in the shift to fall schedules. Thankfully, Labor Day weekend provided summer bliss of sunshine, time with family and friends, and excursions to sand and sea. My oldest daughter and … More Savoring Summer as Fall Begins
By: Heather O’Neill End of summer—tis the season to visit the barber and hair salon to make sure your kids look stellar as they meet their new teachers for the new school year. At the end of every school year my boys like to get “summer haircuts.” For the past few years this has meant … More Back to School Haircuts
Pools and beaches will soon be opening in Massachusetts. While your kids are having fun splashing in the water it is important to keep in mind water safety. … More A Former Lifeguard Reveals 5 Secrets You Should Know
By: Guest Blogger, Allison Morgan Now that Spring is here and Summer is fast approaching (Memorial Day is in just a couple weeks!), I love to start looking at all the produce at my farmer’s market and in the grocery stores. And one of my favorite things to do with all that lovely looking … More Pineapple & Kabobs – Grilling Recipes for a Relaxing Start to Summer
By: Deirdre Littlefield The sun is finally out and summer is on its way. Our schedule is beginning to clear of all the activities that enrich their daily lives—from soccer, to hockey, to music, to lacrosse. I love to watch my sons socialize and learn how their bodies work and to see which talents come … More Happy Summer!
By: Tanya Pimental As Memorial Day approaches this weekend, I find myself in the same state of disconnect as I do each year at this time. It’s now when I start to be less attentive to making school lunches, daily reading reminders, and bedtimes. The warmer weather and the added hours of daylight tend to make it … More Bring On Summer
By: Jessica Aldred I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this, but where is summer 2015 going?! It seems like school just ended last week and here we are approaching the mid-point of summer vacation already. My older kids are certainly enjoying their time at camp and the nice weather, but I feel like I … More Slow Down Summer!