My girl was four years old, and it was her first spring season of soccer. She had been watching her older sister play for a year, and so she was excited to now show off her own skills on the sports field. But When We Arrived… At least she said she was excited, but when […]
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In the end people remember less about things that you think are weird about yourself, or what you wore, or how much you weigh. Instead they remember how you made them feel.
As it turns out, the incident in question was deemed to be an accident. Just as I suspected after I asked my child about it. Our childcare provider became involved and asked several other children what they witnessed. It was not a vindictive or intentional act.
Just accept it. There is no sleep. Sleep is a mystery. Sleep is actually a mystery novel to which you don’t even have time to read the table of contents. Unless of course you have somewhere to be early in the morning. If you have made any sort of plan in the morning because your […]
Please pardon me if I have a mixed response to the approaching holiday season. Yes, I know I need better boundaries with both families but that is easier said than done. But even with the power struggles, watching my son experience the holidays is still a magical time. Perhaps it’s worth the extra wine I […]
As a mother, I have to speak up. Those little eyes are looking at me. Watching me. Waiting for my movement. Ready to hear my thoughts and feel my reassurances that they will be ok, that I will be ok. That life for them will be as I promised, beautiful. My son is moving closer […]
Love is like glue. It gets into all the broken crevices and holds things together. And all of that love that poured out of my dad’s family is coming back to hold us all together.
As summer approaches, my husband and I will be looking for ways to keep our kids happily occupied – whether we’re at home, camping or on an extended trip. While electronics rarely are our first choice, they do come in handy. But it’s tough to narrow the field from thousands of apps to a handful […]
Sometimes parents and teachers don’t see eye-to-eye. Parents may think their kids are angels; teachers may think parents don’t want to hear their perspective about their student. Either way, there are certain things that parents never want to hear teachers say, just like there are things teachers never want to hear parents say. So, in […]
I recently read a quote, from some distant corner of the internet that said “You shouldn’t bemoan getting older, it is a privilege denied many.” This thought has been a thread tying together a series of thoughts I have had recently that have helped me stay grounded when it feels like the ground itself is shaking. […]