I can’t believe it’s that time again! My 3rd-grader announced from the top of the stairs this morning that they only have 6 weeks of school left. Seriously?! In honor of the season, I’ve dug up and refreshed a MamaC favorite. The original version, published on Power of Moms, was written in 2013. Enjoy! I’ve always anticipated the… Read More For the lonely mothers in the summertime
Every time I see a “back-to-school” ad, I want to throw something at the TV. Is it time already? My little mommy heart races in anticipation of Friday. This Friday. The day my boys come home. We will spend the last two weeks of summer together before things rev up again. As I look back… Read More The checklist
I’m in the car driving the the airport. Actually, my husband is driving. I sit beside him staring hard into the distance, propelling my psyche out of the truck with my laser vision. I’m on autopilot, chatting animatedly with my blondies in the backseat, but never turning around. I’m afraid if I make eye contact,… Read More True blue
Kristen Jenson, author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures asked me to write a guest post for her site about co-parenting and summer visitation for her site, Protect Young Minds. Here’s a preview. Enjoy! A few weeks ago as I was sitting in my attorney’s office, a colorful pamphlet caught my eye. Underneath the block-letter title… Read More Handling summer visitation
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~Vivian Greene As I pull my blue truck around the corner, an enormous raindrop splats my windshield, and my heart begins racing. My reaction: Screw it. I’m going on a walk anyway. Although I’m on my way home, I… Read More Summer rain
When did this happen? I wonder to myself. A smile cracks my lips as I watch my two blondies, ages 3 and 7, saunter down the airport corridor in the Richmond airport. Both boys have little backpacks slung over their shoulders that bob up and down as they walk. It’s a funny feeling watching them… Read More Good-bye again
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