Free-Range Summer Days

Isaiah (age 8) has taken up baking. He bakes like a happy drunk, tripping around the kitchen, leaving a trail of small disasters in his wake. He dives into each recipe like a boulder dropped into a pond, no caution, all energy. We may or may not have all the...

Playing With Fire

See the Mama wren? She’s fussing at me for being too close to her babies  who’re tucked inside the bird house.  Discarded shoes litter the grass around the pine tree; two bright blue Crocs, a pair of canvas sandals.   When the kids are...

The Worst and the Luckiest (#SmallWonder Link-up)

Photo Source. Only the worst kind of parent hopes that the slow, cold, July rain doesn’t let up in time for fireworks. Or maybe it’s only the worst kind of parent who decides, even after the rain lets up, not to take the kids to fireworks after all.  And, in...
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