Kate Parish

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The time spent might be viewed as trivial. It only amounts to about five or six minutes each weekday morning and afternoon. But, waiting at the corner bus stop with my fellow parents is one ritual I look forward to rekindling on September 6. Four reasons include 1. Style spotting with fashion-forward, trendy moms with a mutual love for shoes, outer wear, bling and other types of eye candy. 2. Parenting tips and heads-up… Read More

If I had stood with my girlfriends at the bus stop this morning, I am sure the topic of conversation would be the 2-4 inches of Easter snow expected today. The last — I hope — of this wintery mix began just 30 minutes ago. Snow for Easter is as Pure Michigan as is 80-degrees and sunshine for Christmas.

What can I say? My girlfriends and I had just put our angels on the school bus; and I was only half way through my venti-sized coffee — mixed with So Delicious coconut milk. One of my girlfriends mentioned the big pile of donation bags for the Vietnam Veteran’s Association sitting on my front porch. She and I have been on a mission to clean out all unnecessary material possessions from our… Read More

My children returned to school from spring break this morning. While I loved having the extra time to spend with them during this recess, I missed gabbing with my neighbors at the bus stop and I missed the precious child-free weekday hours to write, run errands, and complete household chores. Bus stop chatter centered upon a new housing development in a subdivision located directly behind my home. For nearly five years this… Read More