Be The One

As my kids have gotten older, they (naturally) have been getting in more situations in which they have to make a choice about the right way to behave. We’ve had lots of conversations lately about what they should do when other kids are encouraging them to do...

The dentist

I had been dreading this for days. Weeks really. OK, months. As I was getting ready to leave the house, the kids asked where I was going. “To the dentist,” I replied, with a sound of trepidation in my voice. “No fair!” “You’re so...

Another year

If you were reading my blog this time last year, doesn’t it seem impossible that a year has gone by already? Actually, I have to thank you for hanging around after that spectacle I created last year surrounding my big milestone birthday. The 40-day countdown....

The vacuum

** This post will omit a few words to keep away the creepy people looking for those words in search engines.** My children have learned a lot this year about life by having a new baby in the house. They’ve seen diapers filled with yellow goo. They’ve...