Tuesday, December 3, 2013



She hovers outside
balancing the bubble boy
safely on her lap

This fascinating image was revealed when the original matte was removed.

I found this wonderful photograph with a series of other "Hidden Mother" images at this Flickr group.

Mothers have avoided cameras since the dawn of photography, it seems.

Sunday, November 10, 2013



Thank you for quiet:
No clocks, phones, television
Slow down and listen.

Thursday, November 7, 2013



Thanks for chocolate chips,
boys that insist on helping,
coffee and patience

Wednesday, November 6, 2013



Thank you for markers,
tables covered with paper
and 2 patient boys

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Haiku #217-#221

I am reviving the haikus to celebrate all that I am thankful for.  First, I need to catch up!


I am thankful for
the gift of education
and the end of LOANS!!!


Thank you for my job.
How did I get so lucky
day in and day out?


Thanks for the seasons;
for the leaves we collect
walking through the park


Thank you for spiders:
Their graceful long arms and legs
building perfect webs


I'm thankful for hats;
Happy hats on happy heads!
A happy classroom!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Haiku #216


When fingerpainting
it's head, shoulders, knees & toes
eyes, ears, mouth and nose

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Haiku #215


They'll outgrow bubbles.
But for now, I'll wave the wand
and freeze time a bit.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Haiku #214

Beneath the table
a silent blizzard of scraps
pepper the wood floor

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Haiku #212


Eli's big brother pep talk:

"Let's pretend baseball...
Mama will throw the ball
and we'll pretend hit"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Haiku #211


Brothers compare hands
after drawing spiderwebs
with dusty pink chalk

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Haikus #209 & #210


Dry erase doodles:
gingerbread house, Christmas tree
snowglobe, elf, present


We divide the board
so the doodles and scribbles
can live peacefully

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Haiku #209


We bathed in the dark...
...measured our growth on the wall...
and grieved for Charlotte

January 1st marks the beginning of a new year and new beginnings.  It was kismet that we should finish our first chapter book tonight.  "Charlotte's Web" ended while Lucas lay nestled, already asleep, to my left and Eli curled to my right.  At nearly 4 and a half he was able to read the last two words before shifting, then reshifting and falling asleep.

Happy New Year, friends.  May you find joy in all that's new and peace in all that's ended.

"Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch."
--EB White from "Charlotte's Web"