Disappointment: A Parent’s and a Child’s Worst Enemy

Disappointment is something that drags me down more than anything. It always has and perhaps always will. I know we’re not all wired the same way, but my daughter and I can be pretty tough until we’re faced with disappointment. Then, the rug has been pulled from under us and we struggle to stand upright…

Summer Equinox: The longest day of the year

The longest day of the year. It doesn’t matter if you are a sleep-deprived parent, an ‘angsty’ teen, or a child waiting to hear what the ‘we’ll see verdict’ turns out to be, young or old, poor or rich, pessimistic or optimistic, we all have these never-ending days or moments. The one real longest day…

Hiding from the inevitable.

Hiding from the inevitable. I’ve discovered something.  Unfortunately it doesn’t predict the weather, nor does it cure anything.  It’s not a new app nor is it something that makes your life seemingly easier.  It’s not beautiful.  It’s not tasty.  It’s just a little annoying. I don’t have writer’s block.  I have more ideas than time…

And she lived appily ever after…

This morning as I was driving home from dropping the kids off at school I found myself lost in thought as so often happens in those quiet moments between the bustle and hustle of every day.  It’s been a fun, easy-going, minimal rules, lots of screen time kind of week with travel, vacation, and a…

Trying New Things: Feet, Feats, Fibers and Food

I’ve noticed recently, as my daughter gets older and more reflective, not only do I feel like I’m more and more under a microscope as a mother, a person, and a parent, but I feel like I am learning more about myself because of the comments she makes or questions she asks.  My children are…

Falling Back: Adjusting to the Time Change

As the parent of young children there are many ways to cope with the time change.  You can plan ahead and slowly adjust your family’s schedule by 15 minutes a day for several days.  You can try to function on “old time” for a little while and slowly adjust after the fact (because forethought is…