Post-Storm Park Day

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The type of day it is a crime to spend indoors – warm sun, cloudless blue sky, cool fall wind. Jeans and sweater weather. That’s the kind of day it was today in Winter Park, Florida.   Hard to imagine this refreshment comes on the heels of...
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Creative Recharge

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Maybe you’re like me, maybe you’re not. But I need to replenish my reservoirs of inspiration in order to create. Right now, my tank is a little low.   I’ve used a lot of creative energy lately to write, design, and share. Oh...
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Old Car Goodbyes

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle When I was in junior high school, our Volkswagen died a loud public death. For years, the brown van was a great vehicle for my gigantic family of nine. But towards the end of its life, the VW’s fine German engineering started breaking down....
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Collage Making

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle After writing yesterday’s post on the back porch, I went inside to find my 9-year-old twins, Contemplative Twin and Curly-locks, making intricate photo collages. The connection between what they were creating and what I’d been writing...
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To-Do List

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I’m not a record keeper by nature. Most of the time, I don’t work off of “to-do” lists, grocery lists, or checklists. Daily planners have rotted in my possession. My iPhone calendar holds a bare minimum of scheduling details....
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Quiet Time

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle As I do a personal inventory this morning, another deficit comes to my attention – quiet time.   Quiet mornings are rarer than they used to be. Even though we home school, this year we are up and out the door by 7:30 three mornings a week. The...
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Hard-Wired Delight

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle This morning, two people I love are doing exactly what they love to do. Right now, Daddy Rooster is saltwater fishing in Tampa Bay, while my oldest daughter Jo-Jo is selling stuff in a community garage sale.   A week ago, neither of them were...
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