Blue poured into summer blue, A hawk broke from his cloudless tower, The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew That part of my life was over. From 'End of Summer' by Stanley Kunitz Transitions are hard. Last week marked a major milestone for us. Our youngest was enrolled in preschool two days per … Continue reading End of Summer
8:15am All the kids have been dropped off at school. Sweet, blissful, quiet car! I am going to get so much done today! Six hours of no interruptions. I just need to drop off that package at the post office and I think the library books are due today and I can't renew them again. … Continue reading This is why I can’t get anything done.
"Enjoy every minute, because it goes so quickly." These are the well-meant words I have heard countless times since I put my oldest five children in school. Apparently a woman with a single toddler in tow is a magnet for older ladies reminiscing about their days with little children. Nobody ever said this to me … Continue reading When Parenting Isn’t
Don't put naked pictures on the internet. The end. Kidding! Totally not the end. I've got a lot to say about this. We live in a very strange world. It's so incomprehensibly different than it was when I was your age, and I know I really don't understand what it's like to be an adolescent … Continue reading A Letter to My Daughters on Internet Selfies
Ah, Facebook, bringer of all things controversial. It's where I stumbled across this article, which, frankly, seemed so silly that I would normally have ignore it, except that apparently the APA isn't ignoring it. And it was on Time.com. You know Time Magazine, that bastion of factual information and intelligent writing... or maybe I'm dating myself. … Continue reading Cell Phone Snark and Hooey
My oldest daughter fell in love with Felicity years ago. Felicity is a young girl living in the American colonies just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. She deals with political issues - some of her family are patriots and some are loyalists. Her favorite horse is nearly beaten to death by its owner. … Continue reading American Girls
I know I promised some practical tips on home management, but before we get that far, we've got to deal with something far more important: attitude. All the systems and tips in the world aren't going to make a house run smoothly if Mama's bitter and frustrated. I'm sure no one reading this has a problem … Continue reading How To Do It All… part two