We all know that 2020 made it challenging to find moments of joy -- the pandemic, the economic crisis, civil unrest, not to mention family health issues. But just as we all found ways to adapt, we found joy when we looked for it. Since it's so easy to forget about the good things that… Continue reading Holiday greetings for 2020
If there's joy in your baby bird peeking out of the nest, then there's even more joy in the homecoming when they look back inwards and snuggle back in. When they do, it can be a trickle of information, or a flood. The chorus might be "Yeah," "Uh-huh," and "I guess." Or it might be… Continue reading Back to the nest again
The first sleepover. The first sleep-away camp. The second. The third. As a parent, one can't deny the fear and dread that comes with seeing your child taking on some measures of independence. There's something about them walking away for that bus ride, for that camp registration desk, for that assigned cabin, that makes ever… Continue reading Baby bird peeking out of the nest
It's surprising these days how much active fun can be had by getting the family together in front of the television. Growing up, we'd gather around the TV to watch favorite weekly sitcoms together. Even though some of the jokes went over the heads of us kids, enough landed for us all to share the… Continue reading Family laughter around the TV
Wishing you many joys of your own in 2019! Here's our annual holiday message and year in review in song and pictures: https://youtu.be/0vU-t7Shpwo Previous holiday messages are here: 2017, 2016, 2015.