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Anna Barsanti

Back to school daze

Leila has gone back  to school for her SK year. My life is back to partially being defined by the school year. I refer to partially defined because when you reach my age, life is daily defined by the one whose life it is or it better be. However, I started Kindergarten at age 4, [...]

September 5, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

The joys of parenting

  In an earlier email I spoke about finances and teaching Leila about saving. One of her piggy banks is hers for her discretionary income, yet I must admit I attempted on a number of occasions to deter her from spending her money. My money issues get in the way, so Wednesday I decided to [...]

August 19, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Appreciation for police officers

As a child wondering what profession would call me fluctuated, first and foremost educator, however thoughts of becoming an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor, a police officer, a social worker, a biologist, a psychologist, a comedian, an actor, a reporter, an author, a speaker, a coach, an equestrian, a photographer, an artist – all found [...]

August 6, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Another opportunity for me to reflect on how blessed I am

Another opportunity for me to reflect on how blessed I am

Sometimes I get a little confused as to the stage of life I am experiencing at the moment. Each day I get up and realize I have a fabulous job working with extraordinary people who are in the different years of experience that my career in education afforded me not that long ago. Because each [...]

June 24, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Adventures of a soccer aunt

  What a difference a year makes! Leila has returned to soccer and with a strong sense of independence sprinkled with determination. Last year no way was she going on the field without me and as for the concept of the game, what concept? Soccer teams are picked at random, last year all new children [...]

June 10, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Unwired for a week

  Yes, I can say Good Morning and actually feel the goodness. This after a week of no phone, no cable, no internet and can honestly say, the inconvenience was more an annoyance that a stressor. This was only one part of a series of interruptions, not only were we without the above mentioned on [...]

May 27, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Life is crazy busy, however a great crazy busy

  There is a part of me that wants to scream YIKES!! Just one more hour, one more day – anything to give me time – stop the time – PLEASE the scary room is scarier; the paper work is over flowing; maybe if I just get a green garbage bag and throw everything in [...]

May 24, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

One Amazing Day

In January both Leila and I had a new experience; a surgical procedure for Leila in the hospital, who do you think had more going through the mind? No need to guess, from my standpoint we were both a little anxious from different perspectives. I was the lucky one with so many adults giving me [...]

May 14, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

You know what they say about ‘small stuff’ Don’t sweat it

As I sit quietly while a child sleeps I have time to reflect on some events that appeared to be obstacles yet in the end were gifts. Remember a time when you were sure you covered all the bases in preparation – paperwork in hand, friend with influence at your side, and the most critical [...]

April 29, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Leila is already saving for her retirement

2013 04 14 What a fabulous day! Miss Leila turned 5 in January and what a wonderful experience the month of January became as she would wake and tell me how many more sleeps until her birthday +1 for her birthday party. I must admit I was definitely caught up in the excitement; who wouldn’t [...]

April 15, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0