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What is This Mystery Flower?

If you’ve been reading my little mom blog for a while, you probably know that I garden. A lot. I have an extensive flower garden, and Joe and I have five separate vegetable beds. I know plants well. Last week, when I was transplanting some shasta daisies that sprung up in the grass, I found these white flowers. Here’s what I know: I live in zone 6b. I did not plant this little beauty, and I have lived in this house for 11 years. It either grew from a seed or a critter brought in a bulb from elsewhere. The … Read more

Joe’s New Hobby

For years, I’ve been asking my husband to find a hobby. I have a hobby. It’s a consuming, no spare time for any other kind of hobby hobby, and it’s called Feels Like Home. For years, my husband has been jealous of my hobby. Or maybe, he’s been jealous of the time I spend on it and the way its success makes me shine and the opportunities I’ve found in it. Finally, my husband has a hobby of his own. The man who was, until now, content to play video games and laze around in the house on weekend afternoons … Read more

Plant a Tree

One hot July day, about fifteen years ago, I was helping my mother weed the flower beds in front of our house when I found a maple sapling. The tree, its roots, and its leaves remained in tact, even after I ripped it from the ground. Surprised by the vigor of the tiny tree, I asked my mom if I could plant it somewhere. She said I had to ask my dad. I asked my dad. “Yeah, go ahead,” he said nonchalantly. “It’s going to be a lot of work to do it right. You’ll have to dig a whole … Read more