Ripening

Yesterday was a big day. One of the cherry tomatoes from the plant we've been nurturing all summer long finally begun blushing with signs of ripeness.  The kids all stood around our little plant to praise and celebrate it. They'd been waiting f o r e v e r.  This happens to be the standard … Continue reading Ripening

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Rice Cookers & Reality

I can't imagine living without my rice cooker. The rice comes out perfect every single time. It's pretty much kitchen wizardry to me. The crazy part is whether you make rice in a rice cooker or on the stove-top, the prep work is the same. Measure the rice, rinse the rinse, then measure and add … Continue reading Rice Cookers & Reality

Meant to Be

I don't really read magazines, and I can't quite remember what brought me to the magazine rack at our local Wal-Mart the day I met Sarah (name changed to protect privacy). I suspect we were both just being where we needed to be, even if we didn't know it at the time. The last thing … Continue reading Meant to Be

Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)

Picture books may not be considered sophisticated reading, but you'll never find a more honest examination of humanity in thirty-two pages or less. I'm convinced the world would need fewer self-help books, if we spent more time reading children's books. I think I've read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, at least 100 times. … Continue reading Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)