Raging Madness

I write three blogs with varying regularity. I can’t decide which blog is more appropriate for this post: the one about adapting to Vermont, the one about parenting, or the one titled “managing the madness”. This one feels like it should be in the latter, but that one is focused on a different source of madness, and the first, it could go in because it’s got to do with living here, but it’s also about our life, and how it colors our life, as people and as parents. Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

As I hoped, the birthday seemed to happen happily.  I am forever grateful for a child who appreciates the simple things in life.

Olivia’s birthday celebration started at breakfast Thursday morning. She had expressed a desire to open one gift in the morning, rather than having to wait A-L-L day and until AFTER Dad came home and until AFTER dinner.  So, yes, this made sense. I selected the gift to start with.

She was OVER-THE-MOON with her gift. Continue reading