Posts Tagged ‘John’

Some things never change

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Some things never change.

You know how Facebook reminds you of old status updates with those Time Hop photo memories?

Generally speaking, they make me feel a little sad because old pictures of the kids just seem to punctuate how fast they’re growing up now that they’re teenagers.

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People Can Change

People Can Change

“People Can Change, Mom.”

Last night, I made spaghetti and meatballs. I was plating up the kids the way I have for years. Years.

I was about to plate up some for myself, and I hear John ask for sauce and meatballs.

This is child number four. We haven’t cajoled, harassed, fought or cried for one second about his finicky eating. If he doesn’t like what I make for a meal, he can make himself a cheesy wrap. Done. No drama.

And yet, it must have been getting on my nerves. Because when John asked for sauce and meatballs on his spaghetti last night, I nearly broke into a dance… but I didn’t. This is child number four. We take it all in stride.

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Harvard AMP and Boston Fall Trip 2013

Kids in front of Kresge Hall

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…

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Basketball Gardening

Basketball Gardening 6ftmama

Forget Lasagna Gardening. Basketball Gardening is where it’s at! With three boys, it’s a good thing I’ve learned to enjoy basketball gardening. I’ve actually gotten quite good at it. As I shared with PJ just the other day, they’re all over my garden. Between you and me, I’ve always thought orange adds a little sophistication to the garden.

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Just a Rose in a Garden of Weeds

Just A Rose in a Garden of Weeds

PJ and John read the lyrics to Just a Rose in a Garden of Weeds to close out the Still Growing podcast SG511 this week featuring Nancy Peters, The Weed Lady. It’s a beautiful old song that was written by W. H. David and R B Saxe in  1949 and featured on the soundtrack of…

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July 2013 Photo Stream

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…

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