To Fathers on Father’s Day

Here’s the thing, though.  If you have a father that is an important part of your life or a husband who loves his children and honors...

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...

Missing Daddy and Baking Cookies

My baby girl is always the first to miss her daddy when we go away on trips.  This time we’re on a ten day trip to the grandparents.  The...

Fear of Change

We move into our house the week of Thanksgiving.  It is all boxes and umpteen carloads of junk piled up to the roof of the car and on the...

Snow Balls and Change

During one of the warming up sessions my son walks me through the process of making a perfect snow ball.  He tells me the snow needs to...

Perfect Moments of Imperfection

You know those beautiful pictures on Pinterest and Instagram and those Lifestyle Blogs that tell you how to do it right, you know how you...

These Beautiful Summer Days

I’ve seen these videos and blogs online about how days gone by Summer was different, we had it better.  I’ve read about all the things...

Raising Nice Girls

A few weeks ago my little girl did something not very nice.  She scooted her chair away from a friend and said she didn’t want to sit...

Virtuoso of Life

Only once did I ever get up in front of an audience and play the piano.  It was for church, special music.  You know, show off the...

We All Need Naps

My daughter was grumpy today.  That weary, ‘I’ve been too many places, seen too many things’ tired that makes her pucker her face and say...

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...

Lucky Girl

The next morning my daughter peeks around the corner into my room making sure I’m awake, grouchy bear that I am in the mornings.  When...

Sedona Magic

We spent last week in Sedona, AZ.  I don’t know if you have been there before or spent any significant amount of time there but it is a...

Christmas Is Real

Ok, here it is, the post for which we’ve all been waiting.  It was inevitable.  I had to write this one, the one on the meaning of...

The Hidden Scrooge

I run around stringing lights, baking pumpkin bread, making sure everyone on the list has just the right gift.  This is the time of year...

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...