A million drops of sunshine

Have you ever noticed how a smell can bring back so many memories?  Whether it’s the smell of fresh baked bread or Play-Doh or the smell of nice crispy bacon (which reminds me of all-you-can eat breakfast buffets with my grandfather), it seems that odors trigger things that I’ve virtually forgotten.  Personally, I love the smell of chalk dust because it stirs up some of my earliest memories.  When I was very young my dad was in graduate school studying physics (Science rules!!!) and ...
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Motherhood: Nurturing Seeds

I’ve always liked seeds.  Even as a kid I was fascinated by the idea that an entire tree could somehow fit inside a tiny seed.  Later I learned that the seed doesn’t actually contain the tree, but instead the potential for a tree.  In order to actually have a tree you’d need water, sunlight, nutrients and a whole lot of carbon dioxide – but the seed contains the blueprints necessary for that tree to come into existence. I’m no expert on motherhood, but not only do I have a wonderf...
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