Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I am at that crux of life where my children need me to be ever more vigilant. It is my contention that teens require almost as much if not more hands-on parenting as toddlers.

Farming in the early 1950s, my father pushed to the verge of working himself to collapse. Holding down a full-time job as a tractor...

So I spent Memorial Day in the emergency department, as you do. Well maybe not as YOU do. You probably make good choices. I...

I’m packing the camper — or at least supposed to be. What I’m actually doing is writing about packing the camper. Procrastination — it’s...

Mother’s Day was this month and advertisers went nuts lauding mothers with a push toward candy, bouquets and flowery sentiments. People waited hours in...

‘Tis the season of wedding invitations. They rain like celebratory rice (or birdseed for the eco-minded) from the mailbox, email and social media. “Save...

So the school is kidnapping my baby and taking her to New York City.O.K., technically “kidnapping” may be a harsher term than necessary. I...

I tend to be fine with the passing of my own birthday. I don’t get overly excited about the new year and the start...

The day Mr. Wonderful gave me a big hug and whispered in my ear “I lost my job” I did what any supportive spouse...

We have been living in squalor. This is not new. We do it all the time.We let one thing or another slip. An errant...
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