Posts Categorized: On Parenting

The Umbilical Thread

I know tomorrow my abs will be sore.  Not from yoga.  Not from crunches.  I know that by attending my son’s kart race in Sonoma I will be terribly sore the next day.  This has become my familiar routine.  I perch trackside on the grandstand watching Cabot hurling and winding his way around the course… Read more »

Mother’s Day

I have three children.  One of them is an angel.  Really.  She is an angel.  On good days that makes for decent family balance (remember, I have teens) although I’d much prefer to have my middle child back in her human body and acting out in ways that all teens do. Ever since my first… Read more »

12 Human kids plus more kids….

12 Human kids (all considerably under 12 in age), 2 Human adults, 4 goat kids, 4 goat adults, one of whom is pregnant.  These were the attendees of our impromptu berry picking adventure the other day. The Blackberries are out in force and after picking about 8 cups of berries for scones (to be sold… Read more »