My sweet mom and dad spent four days with us last month. It was their “victory tour.” My dad was diagnosed with leukemia 7 months ago. After specialized treatment, he is declared in remission! Happy, happy! And, I enjoyed them more this time than ever before. Leukemia has changed us all. But, you know how… Read More Building a Grown-up Relationship with Your Mom: Pt 1
A new era. My older two boys didn’t want to dye Easter eggs this year. I know, I hear the collective, blogosphere gasp. But, I’m actually relieved. Vinegar and the “egg smell” wafting throughout my home is not my favorite aroma. A new stage of parenting. Some of you might continue on and do it anyway, getting the kids involved although initially resistant,… Read More The Easter Eggs of Yesteryear
Family togetherness is…well… togetherness at its BEST. And, worst. Last week, we took all the boys to Beaver Creek, Colorado snow skiing. We just love the Rocky Mountains! It was a dreamy, delightful, memory-making time. But, not without the reality of ugly moments. Moments of irritation and crankiness and feeling pressured with the expectation to have fun, fun, fun! I had… Read More A Week of Family Togetherness: Naughty or Nice?
I know. It sounds weird. Today, I’m not feeling the Happy New Year cheer. Weird. After all, it’s New Year’s Day, right? I know. But yet, I have this glitch in my heart, a lump in my throat, and tears rolling down my checks. Maybe… it’s because I’m travel-worn as we drove home for 17 straight hours yesterday… Read More A NOT-So-Happy New Year Feeling