Monthly Archives: October 2012

Gratitude Lists

Before I began this blog, I made a practice of posting a gratitude list every night on my Facebook page.  Some nights, I could have easily typed out dozens of different things from the day, and other nights, it was an act of true discipline.  I kept doing it because it was good for my […]

How I Got Wonderfully Lost

Tonight, I did something I haven’t done in a long time:  I read a book in one sitting.  My dear husband had gone out for the evening with some friends to burn off weekly steam; my two little ones were sound asleep after an extended play time outside after school, and after the distant thunder […]

Little Piano Man

Getting a child to practice a musical instrument isn’t always easy, as many know, either from their own experience as children or with children of their own.  When L. was in second grade last year, he had the opportunity to begin piano lessons right at school, taking a 30-minute lesson once a week from one […]