Happy Mother’s Day And Well, It’s Still True.

May 13, 2012

    I once read a story where a mother had to write a letter to her son.  She was to write what her son meant to her.  She thought to herself,  ”How can words do justice to what I feel for him? It’s indescribable!” So she simply wrote the words, “You know.”  I looked […]

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Still True: Impatience Is A Virtue

May 7, 2012

Since turning fifty, I have discovered something about myself which I am finding is not necessarily a bad virtue. Impatience.  We have all heard the saying that “Patience is a Virtue.” Well, I’m not feeling it anymore. I think it’s okay to be impatient with people who take advantage of the system. As I grow […]

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For What It’s Worth Kids…..

April 17, 2012

You will always be the greatest love of my life.  But your father is pretty cool too. I will fight for you as long as you are right, stand by you even if you are wrong. I  am here for encouragement.  Try me. Admit when you are wrong.  It’s easier. Apologizing is never weak.  It’s […]

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I Went To College For This? Revisited

March 29, 2012

A few weeks ago I asked my fans here to suggest some stories they would like me to repost during spring break week.  When my mother finally replied, she said I absolutely must do the “you know, the one with the laundry.”  Because I’m always happy to make my fan(s) happy, here you go Mom. […]

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Spring Break 2010 Revisited.

March 26, 2012

I’m on Spring Break. Not really, but kind of.  I couldn’t get it together and plan a vacation far in advance when airline tickets didn’t cost a bazillion dollars, so we are staying local.  One daughter couldn’t stomach that fact, so she emptied her savings account and headed to California. My other daughter is dying […]

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That Stupid Stinkin’ Tie

March 20, 2012

  If you read my last post, you will see a picture of my then 4 year old son sticking out his tongue.  I’m re-posting it here for your viewing pleasure.  The afternoon of the evening this photo was taken is still etched in my mind some ten years later.  Whenever you combine an active […]

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What I Miss. Really.

March 10, 2012

As my children grow older and move forward with their lives,  I realize I am missing those long ago days when they were toddlers; when life just seemed simpler and every one, including myself, felt better after an afternoon nap.  I have no idea why I have been so melancholy lately.  Maybe it’s the hot […]

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RIP Common Sense: A Mother’s Free Piece of Advice to the Campaign of 2012

February 28, 2012

  What happens when common sense isn’t so common? As I mentioned in a blog months ago, Stop It Right Now, Or I’m Pulling Over, I do not like to discuss politics on this site as the subject matter is just so frustrating.  But I realized that today, as I type this, it is nine […]

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Getting Sick? Think Again.

February 6, 2012

It is rare that I get sick.  I mean, very, very rare.  The last time I found myself horizontal for longer than an average nights sleep, I had just given birth to a child via a Cesarean. For some reason the maternity staff at the hospital thought I needed to bond with my son so […]

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We Interrupt This Blog….

January 28, 2012

  Four months ago, I started a small freelance writing business.  It has taken off sooner than I thought and each month the work gets better and more challenging.  Having been out of the traditional work force for over 18 years when I stopped to raise our children, I now find myself constantly working at […]

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