Though there was business to accomplish, as we walked and talked, we drank in the beauty of the location. One shared how when her husband travels to amazing locations, he often may not even step outside of the self-contained building. We took joy in sharing with our tour host why Ponderosa seemed to be the perfect location for our small retreat.
If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play! If she would only have courage to let everything go when life becomes too tense, and just take a day, or half a day, out in the fields, or with a favourite book, or in a picture gallery looking long and well at just two or three pictures, or in bed, without the children, life would go on far more happily.
Mason, Home Education, V3 p. 33