Car Talk

“About that assignment,” and I see my son shrink in the backseat. Which, considering he’s almost six feet tall is quite a feat. ” Did you...

School Started, a Reflection

I now have two middle schoolers. Before school even began, my daughter excitedly discussed all the things she wanted to do to her locker....

Homesick

There’s a wobble in his voice, “I don’t know, I just wanted to do more stuff.” My son and daughter are currently camping in California...

Play!

Last week we were in the home of some acquaintances. You know when adults and kids are kind of forced into mingling situations. Adults...

Differences are Great

If I were to describe my family I would start by dividing us up into two groups, “the doers” and “the thinkers”. Two equally fascinating...

Eleven

Eleven has always been my favorite number, the perfect symmetry of it. I couldn't help thinking of that this morning when I woke up and...

Little Bits of Trying

My little girl is made up of all these little bits of trying. I tell her, “you can’t go back into the deep end until you’re comfortable...

An Introvert and Summer Break

This morning I woke up at 6:45 to the sound of my alarm. The kids and I had to go get our passports renewed for an end of summer trip...

An Introvert and Raising Children

I loved being pregnant.  The heaviness in my belly.  The thought of this tiny growing thing that I could nurture just by being me.  All...

Small but Mighty

We didn’t mean to raise a mutton bustin’, mountain climbing, trail riding girl. Her first words were mama and dada just like any other...

It’s Cold!

It’s cold outside.  We used to live in Wisconsin, not that kind of cold.  But for those of us living in mild Colorado climes, it’s cold. ...

Let’s Read. It Might Be Fun

My daughter is reading.  The “Bob” books are her favorite.  I offer her Dick and Jane, Dr. Seuss, she shakes her head and reads about...

Of Forts and Play Time

My dad built my sister and me a playhouse when we were little.  We wanted mini furniture and to sleep there at night like the big people...

The Real Lost Boys

While watching his favorite cartoons the other morning a public announcement came on, one of the girl empowerment ones.  It said that...

I see you. You’re wonderful.

I am a little shocked, though why, I’m not sure, when your precious child comes crying to you, snuggles in close and bawls out their...

It Is About Winning and Losing

We did not give a medal to everyone for participation.  That was scary.  We did say that everyone’s work was great and unique but there...

An Accidental Homeschool Mom

I am a homeschool mom.  That was not on my list of to-be jobs.  It was not in my life plan.  That is not to say that I am not fully in it...

They Are Beautiful!

My daughter is beautiful.  Yes, I am her mother so I am a bit biased.  But I have also heard others admire her, comment on her pretty...

Sunday Mornings – The Dad Version

Recently, while he and I were discussing my gratitude he confessed that his indulgence of my whim is not completely unselfish….what?  I...