• New Jersey Cherry Blossoms

    Welcome May + a Newsletter Invitation

    Dena May 9, 2020

    Below is a transcription of my most recent newsletter sent last week. I am including it here along with an invitation for you to subscribe. Dear Friend, Not long after I sent my last letter here, everything started to change. In that message, I shared Cheryl Strayed’s quote: “Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here.” Little did I know then what was about to come. Sometimes God…

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  • Celebrating a Child’s Birthday During Lockdown

    Dena April 30, 2020

    If you can believe it, next week is my sweet little Roman’s 7th birthday! We lucked out with Marina’s birthday and celebrated just before the lockdown began. However, Roman’s birthday will fall during our 7th week of lockdown and we won’t be able to celebrate…

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  • The Pandemic & Our Seedlings

    Dena April 7, 2020

    We’ve just started our fourth week in quarantine. We’re going on a month of isolation. A couple of days before the decision was made to close my children’s school, I was in parent teacher conferences with their teachers. Roman’s teacher asked me if we had…

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