The Things My Mother Never Taught Me

My mother never taught me to arrange flowers

There are times as I have grown older when I’ve suddenly realised I don’t know something that everyone else seems to know. Does that happen to you? These bits and pieces of information have been many and varied throughout my life. But they cropped up constantly when I was a young adult. Usually it was…

Great Questions to Ask Your Kids

Leafy Green Park

Whatcha doin'? Her little voice piped up whenever she found herself with a willing listener. It was the well-used question one of our girls offered as she made conversation with friends, young and old. It usually got people going with a story about their latest activities. She would then launch forth into her own explanation…

The Secret to Long Life and Happiness

Rose Garden

The last few weeks were like a roller coaster for me as the year rolled on past significant birthdays and anniversaries. First . . . The date of my mother’s birthday in late January – a quiet day which rarely rates a mention, but is always silently remembered by us four sisters. Soon after .…