Category Archive: Kids

Sonnet VII

  Shall I compare you to a summer sunrise? You are more fiery and fair. Illuminating more flowers with your chocolate eyes Shining more through your glossy hair.       Shall I… Continue reading

On President’s Day: A Poem

Pardon me a moment; I’ve got something to say. Shhh, honey, don’t interrupt. Mommy’s talking; Now, what was I saying? Oh, yes. I want a woman president today!     I want a… Continue reading

Is there a Santa?

To Giovanni: This is the first of many mornings for the rest of your life that you will be called on to wake up and believe. To believe in that which all evidence,… Continue reading

Putting Up the Temporary Outdoor Kitchen: Part One

That’s it! That’s it! I’m outta here. If you’ve been following our mouse saga, you know I have not yet figured out how to build a better mouse trap to humanely and successfully… Continue reading

Death by Mountain Lion

People ask me if I’m afraid to live with my kids out in the woods with all the dangers. Aren’t I afraid of mountain lions? I guess people don’t stop to think how… Continue reading

Raising DIY People

You know what’s the best thing about doing it uneven? You can’t make a mistake.” —Stella, 10   That’s what Stella told me yesterday when she decided to cut her own hair. She… Continue reading