Family Traditions - Giving Children Roots and Wings

“There are only two lasting gifts we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


Today, I want to share one of my favorite blog posts, “How to Grow Happy Kids with Family Rituals.” It echoes my own childhood experience and expresses what I’ve tried to do as a mother and grandmother.

One family tradition I am passing on to my grandchildren is how to garden. I want to share with them the joys and dependable seasonal rituals of growing homegrown food and show them how Mother Nature works together with gardeners of all ages, even if it is only on a small piece of land.

Family traditions, like the roots of plants, anchor children from the buffeting winds of life, feed their souls, and give them a strong foundation from which to grow tall, reach for the sun, and bloom in their own unique ways.