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Culture Club

The boys’ school held their annual Cultures Day festivities the other day. Cultures Day, in case you’re wondering, is a day for the school to come together as a global community, to feast on culinary creations from Perth to Poughkeepsie, and to celebrate the melting pot of diversity that is the International School. In theory. In … Continue reading

Goodnight Nobody, Goodnight Mush
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Misty, water color memories

Goodnight Nobody, Goodnight Mush

If you asked people in the know to describe me, the list would be over represented with synonyms of “efficient”. I like to think there would be a ‘clever’ or a ‘witty’ thrown in here and there, maybe a ‘thoughtful’ or ‘insightful’, but you would almost certainly not find the word ‘sentimental’. Yet though my husband sometimes describes … Continue reading

Mom on the Shelf
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Wit and Whimsy

Mom on the Shelf

My feelings about the season of Yule and its accompanying tidings of joy are well documented. It is only the beginning of October, Christmas is still three months away, yet ‘tis has started to precede ‘season‘, decorations are creeping into window displays, shopping countdowns have started. The season is bearing down upon me with the … Continue reading

I Just Sat Down! (And Other Examples of Parent’s Law)
If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Wit and Whimsy

I Just Sat Down! (And Other Examples of Parent’s Law)

On any given day, I spend what feels like ten hours a day in the kitchen. Washing, chopping, buttering, wiping, stirring and attempting not to burn myself with the torn oven mitt I keep meaning to replace. Organizing, folding, standing in front of the refrigerator trying to remember what it was I came to get. Whatever … Continue reading