Perhaps letting an 8-year-old be a cricket farmer was a bad idea

As I explained in an earlier post, my husband got tired of driving to PetCo to get crickets for Elise's very hungry bearded dragon every other day. So he bought 500 crickets online and put them in a previously unused terrarium in our daughter's room. And they have been making their sweet, sweet music all … Continue reading Perhaps letting an 8-year-old be a cricket farmer was a bad idea

Monty Don’s shows are the most family-positive things on television

I have written before about how much I adore Monty Don, also known as "Britain's favorite gardener." I have watched so many of his series, and I am alternating between two recently: Big Dreams, Small Spaces and Paradise Gardens (about gardens in the Islamic world). I don't think it is an exaggeration to suggest that … Continue reading Monty Don’s shows are the most family-positive things on television

There is nothing more persuasive than a good example

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”Marcus Aurelius, Meditations "You must be the change you want to see in the world."Mahatma Gandhi Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,Of myself … Continue reading There is nothing more persuasive than a good example