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: Sandy Churchill Schools are closed. Recitals, games, rehearsals canceled… Eat-in restaurants are now closed and a federal state-of-emergency launched… Coronavirus seems to be taking our former lives hostage and ushering in a “new normal” with the steady blips and beeps of e-mail updates, texts, and news counts of the latest number infected, tested, … More Fear vs. Friendship: Choosing Good Amid Coronavirus Chaos
By: Sandy Churchill “I say this with all the love in the world,” confided my dear friend Kerry to me recently. “Don’t buy another pencil!” A fellow homeschooler, my friend understood my frenzied life-style enough to “get” my obsession with school supplies—but also point out that part of our organizational chaos at home is … More Hoarders to Help: A Journey of Friendship
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 My three kids are all so different. They look so very alike, my mini clones. But inside they learn different, they share different, they empathize different, they love different, and they friend different. Yet, I can’t seem to figure out how to make them all be different and accepted in a … More Friendships