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February 01, 2009



City? Suburbs? Trade offs, yes. But in your heart you know that the ability to find peace, to reach that inner quiet place, is more about what's in you than what's around you. And Isaac will know that too.

Beautiful post, Susan.

drama mama

Kristen - yes, absolutely. You are so right.

Isaac has everything he needs, all in one sweet and charming boy package.


hi susan
i think and write about the city/country childhood a lot. have you read last child on the woodsby richard louv? it is slightly hokey ut also very inspiring.

of course peace is something inside us. but i have found with my own kids, especially my boy, that extra time messing around in nature, and there are plenty of places in the city for that, does bring some extra calm.

take care and hi to isaac


Hi Susan--I'm new to your blog, and this post captured how I feel about raising my boys in the city. I grew up in the country and woke up to the sound of roosters crowing every morning, now I wake up to the sound of the Metrobus outside my window. I wonder how that will shape my kids as they grow up. I love the idea of teaching them what "peaceful" feels like.


so sweet and soothing for him by your side and for me, reading this.


I felt peaceful just reading this. Truly. Such a sage mama.


Or you could bring him down here. There is a nature preserve a short walk down the street, with spectacular three-bridge views and lots of bushes to poke.

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