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Encouraging dreams: Yea, that’s what a mom does

March 25, 2013 – 10:12 pm
future pilot

Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. From about 9 or 10 through the first year of high school, I KNEW that would be my career. Back then (dang, it wasn’t that long ago, …

Remember: They grow up so fast

March 22, 2013 – 11:56 pm

I’m taking Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5 minute challenge today. That’s five minutes of unedited writing with a theme. This week, it’s REMEMBER.
I want to remember it all: the way my girls giggle at night as they …

Making time for important sounds in life

March 12, 2013 – 1:46 am

The dishwasher quiets after its cycle. An airplane hums overhead.
I hear snoring, a tree branch blowing across the house, the keys of the computer click and the buzzing of a computer.
It’s not too much noise …

Mom needs to step back to get science fair project complete

March 9, 2013 – 4:44 am

My son’s first science fair project required a lot of patience on my part, a few hours with grandpa and a lot of tongue biting.
My 10-year-old son, a fourth-grader, came up with is own project …

Home: It’s messy, lived in and a blessing

March 8, 2013 – 12:28 am

I’m taking Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5-minute Friday challenge today. She gave the topic – home – and asked writers to spend five-minutes typing on the topic.
Here’s my contribution.

It’s messy and dusty. It’s piles of paper work …

School back in session, but forget the idea of ‘normal’

January 7, 2013 – 12:54 pm
So, what activities are your children participating in this year?

Children returned to classes this week after winter break.
And while lots of friends posted on Facebook or commented to me that they’re happy life is “back to normal,” I’m convinced there is no “normal” in …

Bumbo Baby Seats under recall by manufacturer

October 10, 2012 – 10:00 pm
Bumbo seat with new restraint belt available to product owners after a recall of 4 million seats. (Bumbo)

The recall of about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats was announced by Bumbo International Trust of South Africa. The group urges parents and caregivers to keep babies out of the seats until a free safety …

What would it take to raise an Olympian?

August 3, 2012 – 3:10 pm
U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas with her gold medal after the all-around gymnastics competition. (AP Photo)

“I want to do that!”
We’ve heard that statement several times in the last few days as we’ve watch Olympic gymnastics, diving and swimming competitions each evening.
I’m sure we’re not alone.
In the last week, I’ve signed …

A mom’s love of dance never leaves

July 6, 2012 – 5:15 am

I crank up the stereo and dance in the living room. This time, no one is around. But my kids have seen me do this dozens of times.
When the right song comes on, my feet …

One fish, two fish? Where did it go?

May 18, 2012 – 7:07 am

I surprised my kids this week and came home with a fish tank. It’s nothing fancy: a small $10 purchase from Wal-Mart. But since my daughter brought home two guppies last week from school, I …