She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
The Reality of Friday Nights for Parents of Older Kids
Last night we ended up with a gaggle of teenage boys fishing in the pond behind the house. Not a bad way for 15 year-olds to spend a Friday evening. It did end with one of our sons getting stitches. How many times have we as mother said don’t throw rocks and no swinging […]
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia. Our youngest son is in 4th grade. His name is Peter and he is smart and funny and people are drawn to him. He is an old soul with an inventors heart and a playful laugh. He is so smart one time he enrolled himself into a homeschooling program. […]
I know it looks like I am a stripper but the wig is actually my husbands.
Have you ever felt like your kids school’s teachers and staff think you are disheveled, bonkers or possibly a stripper? Well, after the story I am about to tell you you will realize that my kids principal and school counselor probably think I am all three. The night before the first day of school and because this was our first year […]
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