Middle school sports – a tough road

We encourage our children to “go out for the team” and cringe if they are cut, knowing we will have to put a band-aid on their emotions. But, what if they aren’t cut, but instead make the team to only “suit up” and never play? Which is worse?

Life lessons learned while gardening

As I grew up, I often helped my dad plant and harvest the small vegetable garden he had in our backyard. It was amazing to see tiny plants produce something edible and delicious. One year, when I was about 4 years old, my dad allowed me to “help” him plant tomatoes. This is how it … Continue reading Life lessons learned while gardening