8 years ago today my husband and I got the wind knocked out of us simultaneously. 8 years ago today our life-view was forever changed. 8 years ago today I thought I would have to live without my daughter. 8 years ago today I learned what it was really like to live with hope. 8 … Continue reading 8 Years Ago…
I know many moms who have many daughters. It seems like you start to get pulled by some unforeseen force towards other large groups of females when you yourself are surrounded at home by other females. I have two daughters. Many of my mom friends have 2-4 daughters. I have few friends with just sons. … Continue reading Syncing With My Tribe
I often wonder if I am doing the right thing as a parent. Daily I think to myself "did I do the right thing?" in regards to giving my daughters advice. Gigi often comes home with stories of mean girls and bossy boys that she has encountered during her school day. I try to give … Continue reading Cheering Them On
Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot. Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby? She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen
I know you have been wondering about things that happen to me that I just don't get. I don't understand many things about life. Ignorance is my middle name and I'm not afraid to spell it out... I Am Dumb For instance...how does the cellular telephone work? Texting...calls...what is happening?!?! I've been boggled by television … Continue reading I Don’t Get It
Did you know that if you let your teen daughter (who isn't officially a teenager for two more weeks, but it's close enough so I'm just going to call her a teen from now on) go online to Amazon to buy something with her Christmas gift cards that she will, without a doubt, buy something … Continue reading Did You Know?
The first week of the new year, 2018, has already come and gone. Days are still cold and the nights even colder. In Illinois, we are used to the cold blowing across the prairie, causing the snow to drift into largish mountains of white. Blocking the view, hampering the walk to the mailbox. We haven't … Continue reading First Week Of 2018 Review
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warm, yet breezy, and today is cold and mucho breezy. It's flat-out windy. And I remember why I so dislike winter. I mean, give me a crisp winter day where the air is still and there's a few inches of nice compact snow. The sun is shining … Continue reading Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift
My youngest has been asking me, since last year, to take her ice skating. I really like ice skating. I remember first learning to ice skate in high school. We had a PE class that allowed us to go off campus to learn how to bowl, how to shoot an arrow from a bow at … Continue reading Ice Skating
I'm baking pies today. Thanksgiving is in two days. I'm going traditional with my baking. Pumpkin and pecan will do it for us. My dad is known as "Plain Bob" and he doesn't like anything too fancy. He usually finds out that he actually likes fancy when he eats fancy, but he's happy with only … Continue reading Pies, Aging, And An Empty Sh*tter.