To homeschool or not to homeschool?

| January 20, 2020

At the end of 5th grade, my son was coming home with words no parent would ever want to hear: I hate school. My husband and I did everything we thought we could do at the time, listen to him vent his frustrations, discuss options, and talk to the teachers. For months, he was angry […]

Me? Prejudice?

| August 21, 2016

Alex P. Keaton was an anomaly to his parents in Family Ties, while my son was a surprise to me. Instead of suits and ties, my son likes to sport camo and bright orange hats. Instead of the stock market, he likes to look at gun and rifle prices. He reads magazines and books on […]

Music Just for Joy

| January 21, 2014

I was working in my room one foggy Saturday afternoon. The children were playing in the living room. I heard them playing with the keyboard, listening to the pre-recorded songs in it’s memory bank. Beethoven’s Fur Elise came on more than once. I love that piece. It played over and over, I didn’t mind at […]

“Yes” to the Small Stuff

| August 21, 2013

The youngest of my three boys is five years old. He wants to do everything his brothers do. He wants to have everything his brothers have but he is a few years too young and a few inches too short. I find myself saying “no” to him more than I remember saying to my first […]

Heart Melt Moments

| August 19, 2013

Clayton scootered down the street of a friend’s house. The road was hilly, and as we soon discovered, it was also gravely. He fell, quite fantastically, and scrapped one knee, one elbow, one thigh, and the whole right side of his abdomin and chest. There are going to be some memorable souvenir scars from this […]