I am a big fan of giving and receiving homemade or handmade gifts. I would rather have a jar of homemade pickled beets or a handmade notebook or something of that ilk than a store-bought present. So, when my son brought this home for me from school yesterday, I gushed effusively. It is a beautiful… Continue reading homemade.
Lately, conversations with my son have been peppered with words like, "conflict resolution skills," "manipulation," and "codependency." As you can imagine, these are not fun conversations, but they are very much necessary. When he was young, I made a decision to always be in the talk about everything under the sun, but keep his maturity level… Continue reading through.
My kiddo has graduated...though here it's called a promotion, but whatever...from 8th grade and will head to high school in August. I can't believe how fast the last 14 years have flown. I consistently embarrass him by dancing up and down the grocery store aisles. We have regular conversations that involve deep, complex issues in… Continue reading graduation promotion whatever.
There’s just something about watching babies become toddlers become children become teenagers become adults. The corridor of time is marked by so many different firsts and by so many rites of passage...even by so many pencil marks on the wall, recording height and date. This parenting thing is more than just the passage of time,… Continue reading parenting.