Even after 9 years as a parent, I’m continually surprised by the new feelings and emotions parenting conjures up. I’m in the middle of a new feeling I call Regretawedeemable — and it’s complicated.
We have 4 amazing children. Our youngest — Noelle — just joined us 2 months ago. She has Down Syndrome and she’s already teaching me patience.
We are a family of 5, three children. We are expecting our fourth to arrive any day now. She has Down Syndrome. We’re expecting great things.
The Hope Lives Project is a site a few of us built for the purpose of rallying around our friends who find themselves in a really tough spot. By tough I mean having to choose between selling their home or discontinuing necessary psychological care for their daughter. It shouldn’t be like this. We are an… Read more Hope Lives Through YOU for the Phillips’
Yesterday, Google celebrated Bartolomeo Cristofori as the inventor of the piano. You can see the “Doodle” here. I love the history of the piano, and just how significant it was to the history of music. Before the piano, there were several types of hammered-string instruments like the dulcimer, harpsichord, and clavichord. The limitation of each was… Read more How the History of the Piano Inspires Me
Alternate Title: I’m Taking Labor Day Off, Dammit! If you are a freelancer, self-employed, sole proprietor, business owner like me, then one of the major reasons you got into the business was to be your own boss. Maybe it was just time for you to go out on your own, maybe you couldn’t handle the cubicle… Read more Are You the Worst Boss You Ever Had?
We had quite a bit of drama in the Cromwell household this week. On Sunday, we were walking the neighborhood and suddenly a little white Chihuahua was following us. Of course our daughter couldn’t go home without pouring her love all over that dog. He instantly attached himself to her and basically wouldn’t leave. I… Read more Letting Go and Loving Deeply
Guest Post by Brooke Sarson I’ve really enjoyed being a homeowner. It makes me think differently about resources and wise spending. We don’t get a lot of rain in San Diego generally, but within the last couple years it’s been much worse. But I love having a little bit of color in our yard, so… Read more Where is the Rain? from Brooke Sarson
My daughter started kindergarten this past year. One thing she LOVES about school so far is coming about 15 minutes early to do “Running Club”. It’s a school initiative, but parents volunteer to give the kids popsicle sticks for every lap they run. At the end they turn in their sticks. When they turn in… Read more Running Club with my Daughter
I love our house. It was a fixer-upper when we bought it, and it still is, but we’ve made such great progress that I really love living (and working) in it. But there’s this one little strip that is my Achilles heal. Every time I look at it I think “Ug! I’ve got to do something about… Read more My Neighborly Social Experiment