As Time Goes By

Yesterday my mom asked me to look to see if I had a group photograph of my grandmother and her seven daughters taken at my grandmother's seventy-ninth birthday party several years ago.  My grandmother needed a photo for a craft project they would soon be doing in the nursing home and when my mother took … Continue reading As Time Goes By

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Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?

Lately mealtimes have become a struggle at our house.  Abby used to be a fantastic eater but now I don't know what happened.  She seems determined to see how much food she can get away with not eating.  Unless the meal is scrambled eggs and sausage or pancakes with syrup she is not guaranteed to … Continue reading Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?

Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult

My parents taught my sister and I a lot of things growing up.  They gave us responsibilities and taught us to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, preparing us to be grown-ups.  They taught us how to do a lot of things that many of my peers never learned to do until they had left home and … Continue reading Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult

Ten Ridiculous Things I Have Told My Toddler

A few weeks ago I realized that I say some really weird things to my kid sometimes.  I decided to keep a list and share it with you.  Maybe some of you can relate, maybe some of you will think I am crazy.  Enjoy! Here is a list of some of the of the stupid … Continue reading Ten Ridiculous Things I Have Told My Toddler

My “Fortune” and Evening Plans

Last night we had Chinese food for suller and the following was my fortune: Treat yourself to a good book for a needed rest and escape. It sounds like pretty sage advice to me.   I have had a cold since Sunday.  I've been feeling good pretty rough and it has pretty much wiped me … Continue reading My “Fortune” and Evening Plans