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Rick Watson.

The nature of our backyard changed this summer. We have a new swing. Read more

Rick Watson

Some of my favorite memories from childhood revolved around our front porch. Read more

Rick Watson

It takes a thousand choices to get where you want to be in life. Read more

Kari Kampakis

One morning last week as we walked, I saw something in the barnyard that caught my attention: a shard of cobalt blue glass from an old Noxzema jar. Read more

Rick Watson

A mom of five kids (all teenagers) once told me that something they discuss a lot in their home is recovery. Read more

Kari Kampakis

I’ve had a fascination with books for as long as I can remember. Read more

Rick Watson

“My daughter told me I need to get a life,” my friend said, and we laughed because her daughter is in sixth grade. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Of the many lessons I try to teach my children, one of the most essential lessons is to trust their gut instincts and funny feelings. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Sometimes being mindful is harder than you might think. Read more

Rick Watson

I don’t pretend to be a saint — Lord knows I have faults — but I try to “see” people. Read more

Rick Watson

I have a confession: If I had to choose one audience to write for — adults or teenagers — I would choose teenagers. Read more

Kari Kampakis

There’s a wild crabapple tree down by the barn that has never borne fruit, but through the years, it’s become one of our favorite trees. Jilda has kept her eye on it since early November. Read more

Rick Watson

I had a funny conversation with an 11-year-old girl. In talking about parenting and children, she matter-of-factly told me, “My dad was really spoiled growing up, and he says he’s not doing that to us because that’s not how the real world works.” Read more

Kari Kampakis

Boys compete. Girls compare. Wow, isn’t that the truth? Read more

Kari Kampakis

It was one of the meanest blog posts I’ve ever read — yet I found myself laughing. Read more

Kari Kampakis

When the Army drafted me in 1971, the roads in my life changed. Read more

Rick Watson

When I was younger, I struggled with the thought of starting school that first year. I’d been a free-range kid ever since I could walk without an adult holding me up. Read more

Rick Watson

Unfortunately, rejection is a part of life. The only way to avoid it is to never take a chance, and what kind of life is that? Read more

Kari Kampakis

We stopped by to see Jilda’s sister Nell a few weeks ago, and during our visit, she told us about her latest kitchen thingamajig. Read more

Rick Watson

At every age, there will be people who like to belittle you, confuse you or make you feel insecure through their unpredictable behavior or underhanded remarks. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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