Stories

Stories

Re-entry

As we wander towards re-opening this and that in our world, I like so many others wish for a one right way to do this. I want the answers. Mask no mask? Travel is it say is it not safe? I can turn on my computer and find more than one article that supports both sides...

Pandemic – Real Life – The Game

Anyone who has ever read anything I’ve written about being a mom knows that we are a gaming family. If my boys were reading this they would say they are gamers and I kinda of pretend to be one. So it’s know surprise that when...

Please Don’t Rescue Me!

He sits breathing heavily at the edge of the pool. 5 laps into his goal of 15. A goal he has chosen for himself. I long to call out "you could just start with 10." Or maybe even that 5 is enough. I bite hard on my tongue, reminding myself that this is his goal, not...

Crossing boundaries.

In a moment of frustration I said to my husband the other day "this parenting of teens business is all about do this for me, get this for me, help me here, now back the fuck off and leave me alone. " Pardon the cussing but I was in a heated moment. When I can take a...

Messy mistakes and right now moments

I can’t help but wonder sometimes about this world we are tossed into that makes us believe as parents all that we are is wrapped up in who our children become. Setting up all sorts of adversarial barriers right from the get go. A crying baby in a public space...

The labels we apply

I’ve been in a couple of situations lately that have left me with some food for thought. I often walk around in the world with a pretty solid confidence in the choices we have made in regards to the boys education. When people ask me what grade they are in or where...

PEP Talk Number One

Welcome you fabulous human being tasked with raising up another human being. Is your heart about ready to burst with all that love? Or is it the fear that’s winning out today? Well this here is a little pep talk for you. I know the world out there can set you up to...

Love is a language

The youngest of the two threw the door open and met me arms wide open in the driveway. He held me tight and the whole entire five days of my absence spilled out his mouth. He found me on the couch and wrapped himself around me. He took me for a walk to keep the...

Raising up Peace

I've never really understood a world that treats children with less respect and dignity then their adult counterparts. It's never quite made sense in my brain. And for the most part I am grateful for this as it has allowed me access in to the magical world of children...