As a parent, do you worry that the desk is “stacked” against your child? Maybe because of physical, mental, or even spiritual obstacles that seem daunting? After all, most of us want to give our children every possible advantage. Continue reading →
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I was eating sushi with my 5th grade on Saturday night and I said to him, “Wow. I’m really proud of you for eating sushi. I just might blog about this!”
“Mom, does every detail of my life have to be in a blog?” Continue reading →
Holiday stress can push us over the edge. Do you ever have those moments when you know you’re in over your head? When you just can’t breathe?
I push it to the limit every year. Why should this year be any different?
I allocated exactly two hours to make homemade pasta for Christmas Eve Dinner. One hour to make the pasta, 30 minutes for set up and clean up, and 30 minutes for “helpers” (aka my darling children) to slow me down.
What could go wrong?
Thirty minutes in, the attachment to the pasta machine cracks. And we haven’t even finished our first batch.
NO! This isn’t supposed to happen. I don’t have a back-up plan.
But you can treasure each moment.
- I wept when my son was born.
- I cried (hard!) at his first haircut.
- I trembled with fear his first day of kindergarten.
- I cheered with pride when he slid into home plate.
- No, I’m not yet ready for a teenager.
- Don’t even talk to me about his first date!