In honor of a new school year beginning everywhere and new teachers teaching, parents sending off a child for the first time, and brand-new students anxiously starting off to school, I offer my hearty and heartfelt wishes for a wonderful first day and week. May the year ahead be a truly delightful one. School here… Continue reading When You Only Have 365 Days Left to Prepare Your Child For School
Just like a brand new notebook that has never been opened, so a baby’s mind, too, is pristine and new when they are born, ready to receive thoughts and impressions and all that the world brings their way. As each of us grows to maturity, the collections of our lives can be built into a… Continue reading What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms
I’ll admit it: when Kev and I decided it was time to get serious about starting a family, one of the first things we did was decide when the best time of year was to have our baby. I remember clearly thinking November would be a great month to have him/her arrive. Ironically, that baby arrived… Continue reading Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)
If you said practice gagging over the frying pan every time you fry eggs, you know something about morning sickness that I didn’t when I first got pregnant. I had absolutely no idea how awful that smell could be! But the truth is, it’s pretty difficult to prepare yourself for the individual things that may… Continue reading What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?
Today as I sat in church, I caught a glimpse of my dad sitting at the end of a bench about half way to the front. I was struck by how white his hair is! Was that truly my dad? I had to look twice. My dad suddenly has considerably more white than dark hair and although… Continue reading Growing Old Without Regrets
I was driving through the city today when my four-year-old asked me why “that lady” was on the street. I couldn’t see anyone and was focused on making a left turn but I wished I had seen her when I heard the next comment. My little passenger announced in a casual tone that the woman… Continue reading Using Up All My Birthdays
Some day I want to be the old lady who smiles every day in the nursing home. Who has a sweet smile for everyone and a kind word even when she’s in pain. I want to be the old lady with a fabulous sense of humor. I want to be the old lady with an… Continue reading Some Day