Happy Thursday everyone. Just when I was thinking about how different things are these days… I realized some things seem to keep up no matter what. Case in point: Our kids are growing up in a house with “Dad’s Chair“. The Good Old Days Dad’s chair was part of both sides of our family. In Worthington,…Read More
This past Fall, Phil went to Harvard. The kids and I managed to navigate commitments, appointments, homework and double bookings with lots of help from babysitters, friends and family. There were still a few trouble spots that meant a special phone call – to settle a dispute, share a misery, ask for advice – when only Dad would do.
Three hours before Phil came home, all hell broke loose.
The kids and I made it back from Boston today – and this fabulously sunny day was the perfect welcome home. Our Harvard AMP and Boston Trip Fall 2013 was a five day whirlwind visit to see Phil during his break from the Harvard AMP. As a reference for future visiting families, Harvard puts together a lovely program for the visiting families. Let me guide you through our jam-packed visit…Read More
Try To Remember By Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones Try to remember, the kind of September, When life was slow, and oh-so mellow. Try to remember, the kind of September,When grass was green, and grain was yellow. Try to remember, the kind of September,When you were a tender and callow fellow…. Try to remember… And if you…Read More
I culled through my own experiences in the garden this summer to outline some lessons in smart gardening, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced digger – I call them The 10 Commandments of Smart Gardening. I’m sure you’ll recognize yourself in some of these guidelines, but I hope they also provide some inspiration for you, too – no matter your experience level.Read More
This week marked the end of July – a month that flew by for me. Admittedly, I recognize that organizing a garden tour for 1,000 people with 15 presenters spread across four different garden locations probably had something to do with the fact July sort of got away from me. When I looked back at…Read More
Phil and I have a little tradition of going on a date immediately after a vacation. After the 4th of July, we scheduled a Repatriation Date Night – we planned a long afternoon to catch a matinee, have a relaxing supper, connect with each other, and plan the family calendar for the back half of the…Read More
I recently saw Heather Kahn Braver on the Today Show with Dr. Lisa Thornton and Rachel Campos-Duffy. The topic was date night, or as Heather calls it, “Save the Marriage Night”. What she said really resonated with me. Like Heather and her husband, Phil and I go on regular date nights. In fact, we schedule…Read More
In addition to regular weekly date nights, Phil and I try to spend at least one evening a month with another couple. It’s a formula that refreshes us for many reasons. In addition, I see it as another part of self care. In this post, I share how we stay connected with the company we…Read More
Here’s a little book I stumbled on in a dressing room (of all places!) on our last date night. I knew my 40-year-old brain wouldn’t remember the title, so I snapped a photo of it. I love the title and the cover. There are many sweet and loving gestures that couples do to generate happiness.…Read More