Eye on the prize

Today, before practice, our 7 year old daughter stood before me on our carpeted floor, one foot fidgeting on the other and her hands clasped in front of her.  She looked embarrassed, or worried.  I waited. “We have to do butterfly in the meet,” she said. She started swimming yesterday with the Blacksburg Orcas, our … Continue reading Eye on the prize

At the table

There’s one thing you can be sure of in parenting: as soon as you think you’ve got it all figured out, everything changes.  I had finally gotten dinners going in a good rhythm: a rotation of three weeks worth of menus, complete with protein and produce options for all four palates in our family (daughter … Continue reading At the table