living a well tended life... at any age


favor-“ette”: make your own flubber kits!

It’s that time of year again. No, not fall. Not Thanksgiving. Not “the holidays”. It’s Noah’s birthday party – and the yearly quest for the “right” goody bag. And by “right”, I mean: NO disposable crap. NO junk food (well, maybe ONE piece of junk food). And YES to something each child can make or…

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shapes of things

Shapes of things before my eyes Just teach me to despise Will time make men more wise? Here within my lonely frame My eyes just heard my brain But will it seem the same? –  Shapes of Things As I write this I’m listening to Noah work with his tutor in the next room. I…

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legoland discovery center at ridge hill!

Noah loves – LOVES – Legos. And I love Ridge Hill. So when we found ourselves with a Friday off recently I decided to take him over for a morning at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We had a great time! Much in the style of Disney, even the tiniest details have been given careful attention. From the…

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nyc-etc: savannah edition

I first visited Savannah 2 years ago, when Conor was considering SCAD as a top college possibility (he’s now finishing up his freshman year there and LOVES it). I’ve been down 3 more times since – our last visit as a family, to coincide with my dad’s 80th – and I fall in love with this…

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how to teach your child about money

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias Having 3 kids of very different ages and stages means that there is virtually never any overlap in my life. No “killing two birds with one stone” here. Their needs, problems, activities and availability could not…

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i wish you knew

Late last year someone shared this post on Facebook. And it was like someone punched me in the throat each time I read (and re-read) it. See, this year I am the parent of “that kid”. Who has teachers who are as loving and compassionate as the writer of the piece clearly is too. And…

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