Category Archives: Parenting

Walking with Bad Decisions

Recently I received a note letting me know My Child had made a Bad Decision. It took my breath away. Intellectually, we know our children are human, and will make Bad Decisions. We know we each made our fair share … Continue reading

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And Then There Was a Teen

  Dear my sweetest son, I’ll wake tomorrow with a teenager in my home. I’ve seen this day coming for a while now. I’ve seen you grow taller; taller than your friends, taller than your grandmother, then taller than me. … Continue reading

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Apple of My Eye

It’s apple season. And apples really don’t fall far from the tree. I have always said La Chica is an apple that didn’t fall far from the Momma tree. It’s clear she’s stubborn, fierce, and feels things much more intensely … Continue reading

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Hello From the Other Side

I call home and a strange man answers, “Hello?” I’m silent for a moment, unsure of what to say. “Hey,” I say, as I wonder if I’ve dialed the wrong number. “Oh, Hi Mommy!” my 12-year-old son answers cheerfully. As … Continue reading

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She Said Stop

  One of my favorite sounds is the laughter of my children. When they’re tickling each other, when they’re chasing each other, when they’re wrestling with each other. The infectious belly laughs and squeals warm my heart. One child tickles, … Continue reading

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Irish Times

The kids and I went Adventuring. We actually spent 7 days in Ireland, but we’ve come to call living life “Adventuring.” We took off with plans to see and do a lot of fun and beautiful things. The Boy had … Continue reading

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Messy, Beautiful Pies

“I became a little more responsible and dependable today,” La Chica whispered to me as she walked through the front door after school. Her wonderful 9-year-old little brain operates a little different than mine does, than many other brains in … Continue reading

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