What I Learned From My Mother About Parenting

There are people who have those “WWJD?” bumper stickers on the back of their cars asking people to consider “What would Jesus do?” as they make decisions both big and small in their everyday lives. Some have rebranded this to include “What would Oprah do?” and plenty of people stop and consider “What would Mom [ Read More ]

Paper Cuts That Don’t Heal

I am not afraid of inflicting great emotional injuries on my daughter. I don’t call her names, compare her to so and so, or tell her she’s ruined my life. I don’t send her to bed without dinner, or banish her to her to her room for hours behind a locked door. I don’t threaten [ Read More ]

What I Saw When I Finally Looked Up From My Phone

This is the only family photo I have from our vacation last week. I only have a handful of pictures from our family vacation last week.  We escaped the “Snowmageddon” that dumped more than seventeen inches on the Northeast for what is now our annual trek to Florida in February.  The weather was as close [ Read More ]

A Case of the “Last Week’s”…

I haven’t written about Owen’s fourth birthday yet.  Every year I have written a birthday post, and yet this year it has been more difficult than in the past.  I wasn’t quite sure why until this morning. It was two days ago, on Wednesday, which was a snow day for us here.  I walked into [ Read More ]

What Can Be Mended, And What Cannot.

There is something to be said for those small moments, moments where there are things we can fix, band-aids to be applied, kisses to be given, scotch tape, and glue, and staples… And there is something to be said about the needle and thread I hold now in my right hand, as I clutch a [ Read More ]