Nurture Her Nature

Mother’s Day According to My Children

It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Unlike most of the holidays on the calendar, including Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, and the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day just isn’t one that I like to celebrate. Sure, I fully understand the important role mothers play and the importance of recognizing them. I just can’t get with the tradition of “letting mom relax for a day.” When does that ever happen? It’s a fallacy.  (more…)

Happy Birthday to Me!

This past weekend, we celebrated my 41st birthday. I’d been reminding Ali for the entire past year that I wanted her lobster ravioli for my birthday dinner, and it was just as spectacular as I remembered it. I also challenged her to make a lemon pie. I really hope she shares that recipe here soon. I’m convinced the world would be a nicer place if everyone tried it. The dinner is what first comes to mind when I think about that night because, well, yummy food. But that was only a small part of my celebration. (more…)

The Themes of the Year

We are only four months into the year, but already I am recognizing its theme – rules and unexpected visitors. The girls have enjoyed new experiences with friends and stepped into the world of online gaming. This week, they continued to enjoy their new social life, and I had an unexpected visitor, time. (more…)