Last year was our 1st abundant garden, since we moved to Malad, Idaho. The ground was tilled, but it was already June and my husband Bill was busy putting in a sprinkler system, there was no sign of a garden.(more…) Leave a Comment
Swearing, Bad Language and The Insulting, Harmful Way People Speak to Each Other
This morning I was at the park, picking cherries, when I heard someone swearing and using profanities. The bad language continued and I figured it was coming from the park restroom, where I could see a mop bucket by the door. This was a Parks and Recreation worker speaking this way, in a public park where preschoolers come with their parents.(more…) Leave a Comment
In the Middle of Nature
Jill Vanderwood at jillvanderwood.com
When my husband was away with the Navy Reserves, my sister-in-law Jean and I decided to take our kids camping without the help of our husbands. Together we had eight kids between the ages of 1 and 12–four each. We would have so much fun! After all, how hard could it be?(more…) Leave a Comment
From the Author of Erase the Problem of Bullying https://jillvanderwood.com/books/erase-the-problem-of-bullying/(more…) Leave a Comment
The Phone Bandit, Being an Absent Minded Grandma
At times I may seem like the typical absent-minded grandmother. I have had the same hairdresser for years and we are very good friends. The only problem is that I have moved two hours away. When I’m in Salt Lake City I make an appointment for a haircut. We sit and chat and catch up on what’s going on with each other’s families. Terri was showing me pictures of her grandchildren, her husband, and her grown kids. Then we chatted and I paid her. She showed me the new colors of nail polish she had. Then I noticed that I had been an absent minded grandma. I had picked up the money I had already paid her. Shaking my head, wondering what I was thinking, I paid her again.(more…) Leave a Comment
Do you remember the first time your parents gave you a key to your house or apartment?
That was a big step! It meant that your parents trusted you. They trusted that you weren’t going to let someone else have that key. You weren’t going to invite strangers over, and you weren’t going to make a huge mess while they were at work. They were also trusting that you were grown up enough for that responsibility.(more…) Leave a Comment
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You might not be named Susan, but you know I’m talking to you!
We all share a story of falling in love! Unconditional love. We find a guy who has problems. We think we can change him. Fix him, right?(more…) Leave a Comment