As my three children get older, it appears that they are going to do what they want to do. It’s shocking. I was really hoping that they would let me […]
This week my oldest son left to work in Europe for the next ten months. When he gets back, he is planning to go to graduate school. Those are both […]
Dear Mean Mama,
Last week I was at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I accidentally bumped against you while you were looking at lamps. You very nastily snapped at me […]
When I was a kid, I loved summer break because it meant lots more time for me to read. If my mom didn’t make me go outside every day, I […]
At the side of our home are two beautiful trees. They bloom once a year with soft, fluffy white blossoms. When the two trees are in full bloom they are […]
This weekend my oldest child will graduate from college. As with so many other major parenting events, this one brings a whole host of mixed feelings from pride and joy […]
The constant harping to "be careful" is making our children afraid of everything.
I recently sent one of my children off to college and my other two off to high […]
Melancholy at the Passing of Time
Since my children started school, fall has held very mixed feelings for me. I love the change of seasons, I like the schedule of […]
Enjoy your children — don't smother them.
Parenting is hard work, but sometimes I think we make it even harder on ourselves. This can lead to unhappy parents, stressed out […]
In a couple of weeks my baby graduates from 8th grade and the era of mothering grade schoolers will be over for me. Part of me is filled with joy […]