Fight Terrorism by Falling In Love

Fight Terrorism by Falling In Love

With the insanity of terrorism, with the fear-mongering in the newspapers and on television taking up so much space in my head, I turned to the Style section of the paper for some distraction. What I found was a little piece about love. Remember the old Huey Lewis and...
6 Ways To Raise Kind Children

6 Ways To Raise Kind Children

  Be kind yourself. That’s the start. I think we can all agree on that, right? Not as easy as it sounds, especially if we did not grow up with the greatest role models. My husband grew up with yellers. Everything sounded like an argument, even if it...
You’ve Come To A Safe Place

You’ve Come To A Safe Place

A few months ago, after a tough week, I went to the barn for a bit of rest and relaxation and found fellowship. Patty, a longtime boarder and friend of Maple Row Farm, was celebrating Vito’s Gotcha Day; the day she got Vito, a handsome pure-white Warmblood,...
Hey, Mom! Can You Handle The Truth?

Hey, Mom! Can You Handle The Truth?

A vacation, when we’re really lucky, gives a family the opportunity to bond, share old memories and make new ones. That was my hope for our recent family trip to the mountains. Now that my kids are young adults, my son is twenty-one and my daughter 19, (Yikes!)...