A Mountain to Climb

After our hike, we ate a great meal and took a pint at a rustic hiking lodge with a clear view of our mountain.  I could not help but think to myself: This is the kind of person that I want to be for my daughter.  This powerful, determined, caring, supportive woman.  We were changed and it was good.

Mouse Assassin and Other Titles

Fall is more challenging than Summer.  This is just a truth.  Summer is the time for eating tomatoes from the garden with balsamic vinegar and calling it dinner.  For staying up a little late and chasing fireflies in the yard.  Fall is none of these things. None. Of. Them.

Stage Three – We Can Do This

We certainly have had some missteps, in particular once my daughter started school in the fall. But we recover and hug it out. I made it a practice to stand my ground as a parent, but to do so as gently as possible. And to readily admit my mistakes when I made them.