Category Archives: Parenting

The Good Ol’ Days?

A Morning in My World, 2015 I awkwardly maneuver my stiff, creaking limbs off the pillow top mattress, and then I stumble to the bathroom counter to insert my contacts so I can see walls and doors before I run into … Continue reading

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You’ve Done It, Too–Right?

“Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.”–Scott Adams I know I’m a little unusual, a bit eccentric and–let’s face it–sometimes even downright weird (all of which has been previously well documented). I do inexplicable things that don’t always make sense to others–things that … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

In countless households all over the world, mamas and papas were smiling with joyous anticipation. The kids were coming home–all of them–all at the same time! A celebration of this magnitude required weeks of intense preparation. First, the lists had … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part II

In my last post, I reminisced about a few of the lessons I had learned from my mom and how those lessons have impacted my life. While I was writing that post, I kept wondering about the lessons other adults … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part I

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” –Denis Waitley When I was in the fifth grade, I was a knobby-kneed, stringy-haired tomboy who liked to ride my horse, play with my dogs, catch frogs on the pond bank, and … Continue reading

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Control Z

December 27, 2012 I had gone to a nearby college town to spend the day with some lady friends. After an enjoyable lunch downtown, we decided to stop in at Hearts of Fire Tattoo parlor just a few blocks away … Continue reading

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A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran When my sons were younger, my world revolved around them.  I believed that all “good moms” put their … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from My Three Sons

After almost 27 years of being a mother, I have finally become just pretty darn smart.  My three sons may laugh hysterically at such a ridiculous notion, but they shouldn’t, for most of what I have learned over the years … Continue reading

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My Mama Told Me

When I was growing up many, many moons ago, my mom always seemed to have at her immediate disposal a wealth of one-liners to fit any parenting occasion.  Sometimes these one-liners were perfect and beautiful in their simplicity, like “A … Continue reading

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