I have come to believe parenting is the single most challenging privilege I will ever experience. The rush of responsibility in holding a new infant, the joy of first steps, the worrisome late nights of illness, the hours of backyard batting practice, and nights of just one more book. So many memories already made with […]
With summer sunshine comes the anticipation of endless playtime and activities. Although I like to give my kids plenty of time for free play, I also plan and schedule some budget friendly activities.
I needed a new cell phone. In our age of technology, it seemed like a minor problem, yet to me it felt like a major issue I am concerned the distraction of technology and social media will be too great.
When my daughter was only a few years old, I had a major “uh oh” moment. She displayed behavior which was clearly an effort to get what she wanted by manipulation. She even admitted as much.
The chaos of life and the stress of a mother overwhelmed, shown on the big screen, just hit too close. Any other time it would have been hysterical. Any other time I would have laughed along with the audience.
We are often amazed by the random facts our dog has taught us. Always ready to share, with wagging tail, here’s a list from Rosie: 1. My name is Rosie. I am a ninja. I am Ninja Dog!
It is human nature to become angry after being hurt. What we do with that anger is our choice.
I did not ask my husband to clean bathrooms, nor did I anticipate he would choose to spend an afternoon teaching his sons to clean. The fact is, he did it. More importantly, I let him.
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.
It was a question like any other. Just a question. It seemed simple…..”dad, remember the Chinese Checker game we bought, can you play that with me? You said you’d show me how.” We were busy planning our projects for the day, hustling to gather supplies and discussing our hopes of how much we could get […]