The Garden

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I've tried this before, years ago, out back. The results were less than stellar. After a few years of battling deer, other critters, lack of sun, and too much rain, we gave up the idea of a vegetable garden. Then, last summer, my mom brought me some strawberry plants. I absentmindedly let them languish for a couple weeks and then, without much hope, I planted them along the back fence in the yard Continue Reading

Costa Rica – The Videos

Here are a few video highlights of our trip to the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula in Costa Rica. My youngest son, Jade, wants very much to visit the ocean. Where he got this desire from and why, I have no idea but one day in the car he told me it was his greatest wish to travel to the beach, an ocean beach. While I was glad to have some much needed alone time with my husband, I wished Continue Reading

Kimani and Masha’s IEP Meetings — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We just got back from our amazing vacation in Costa Rica, and that is what I wish I was writing about this morning but instead I am already fully immersed in the stresses of our daily life. Yesterday we had back-to-back IEP meetings for Kimani and Masha. We walked out of both meetings feeling unsure about what to do next. In Kimani's case, we thought we knew where she would be placed for first Continue Reading

Dear Mom

It's Mother's Day and since you told me not to buy you anything, your gift is this post. Thank you for letting us make chocolate chip cookies even when you knew he would be mad if he caught us. Thank you for laughing when she dropped the egg on the floor instead of in the bowl. Thank you for every spoonful of cod liver oil you forced into my mouth on my way out to the bus. Thank you Continue Reading