But I turn and clutch the doll to my chest, suppressing tears. This doll, placed so tenderly on the step, is an offering to the passage of time, to growing up, to letting go. It hurts my heart. I don’t want it to come yet. Slowly, I make my way down the stairs, cradling the […]
Author Archive | Rebecca
The USDA Economic Research website reports that in our country, households with children are affected most of all. Almost one third of households headed by a single mother report that they struggle to provide enough food for their children on a daily basis.
Wondering where to go and what to do? Here are a few wonderful festivals, both near and far, that you can find your fill of Holiday Spirit and Winter Fun.
We sort the candy into two piles – one is “to keep” and one is “to sell or donate.” I limit their stash by giving them a quart-sized Ziploc bag. Several dentists in our area buy candy to give to the troops. When my kids were younger, they thought it was super cool to get […]
Figuring out what tools our kids need to be competent adults is probably one of the most important goals of motherhood. We all want them to have the skill sets to survive in the world. One of the big ones is how to handle money. From the value of a dollar to the value of a […]
As the pressures of present day living fade away for a short while, she stops thinking about what everyone thinks of her. She can simply be herself.
I am a list maker by nature. Grocery lists, to-do lists, packing lists – I always seem to have a few in progress. However, bucket lists are by far my favorite. Bucket lists are better than any other lists because they are the things that I really want to do – the things that are […]
Newbie parents get all kinds of cool lists – what to pack for the hospital, what you need in a nursery, and even what to put into a diaper bag. The lists are endless. But as my kids get older, there aren’t as many lists. And it’s time to change that. As a mom to […]
I have a confession to make. I have two children, one of whom continues to believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. However, my other child became wise to Santa and his fellow magic makers at the tender age of 6; I was crushed. I had looked forward to several more years […]
Organization is not my natural inclination. As a single person, that worked out most of the time. I probably was not as productive as I could be, but I organized the big stuff – I knew where my extra checkbooks were and could find my socks. Low bar, I know! I vaguely hoped for more […]