By: Sandy Churchill People discuss the life changes of marriage and parenting—tots to teens to college—with candid advice and honesty, but one phase seems to hush up the commentary like a dark abyss straight out of a Lord of the Rings novel: menopause. I am stunned at how little is shared on this life … More The Meno Monster?
By: Sandy Churchill We live in a time of anxiety overdrive. The news seems to be a non-stop stream of animosity and heartache, as a testament to the frequent selfishness and cruelty of human nature. Couple that with our frenzied schedules that keep moms, dads, kids, and other family members in a steady state of going … More Craft Therapy Soothes All Ages
By: Sandy Churchill When people describe “a perfect storm”—it usually conjures up images of cold fronts and tidal waves or tornado-like winds spawning catastrophic ends. But a perfect storm can also comprise a sea of happy happenings that simply whip emotions into a frenzy and tap into a bittersweet understanding that time is simply speeding past … More The Beauty of Change
By: Sandy Churchill September ushers in a whirlwind of emotions—wistfulness, energy, excitement, perhaps a last-minute scramble to get life together before the hustle and bustle of academic-year routines. Bathing suits and beach towels are packed away, replaced by schoolbooks, planners, backpacks, lunch bags, and fall clothes, as students head back to school. Some wisps of … More Back-to-School Learning Inspires Us All
Thank you to everyone who entered the Signature Moms Blogger contest this year! It always makes it difficult to narrow down our choices to only 5 new bloggers. After much deliberation, we have chosen the 5 ladies who will join Martianne, Sandy, Carolyn, Janice, Cheryl, and Deirdre as featured bloggers. Please welcome our new Signature Moms bloggers! They … More Meet Our Newest Signature Moms Bloggers!
By: Sandy Churchill Our 12 year-old son Timothy is a Boy Scout—and we are blessed to be part of a super-active troop in our town. Among the scouting adventures is a bevy of camping opportunities, where scouts and chaperones hone their skills at tent set-up, cooking outdoors, hiking, and earning merit badges of all … More Scouts Recharge Us with Camping Adventures
By: Sandy Churchill Winter has been pretty kind in its overall restraint in our neck of New England this year, tossing a few random snow squalls here and there, with only a few days below freezing. This week feels like an early Mothers’ Day present—a handful of 50-60 degree sun-streaming days in February, no less! … More Gift of Spring