The First Snow

The First Snow

I am not always a fan of firsts. First day of school? I was the mother thinking, "Yes, you look adorable lugging that crisp oversized backpack on your tiny shoulders and looking at me with that big missing-tooth smile, but wouldn't you like to stay home with me a few more years? I can teach [...]

Packy snow

Packy snow

Magic happens when you wake up on a leisurely Saturday morning and discover the greatest winter gift of a Midwestern childhood -- packy snow. By Saturday evening our neighborhood looked like a George Lucas snow globe. One family spent the day building a giant snow arch for the mailman, and another built a castle and [...]