Category: parenting

  • 2020-05-01 This Day Calls for Big Hugs

    2020-05-01 This Day Calls for Big Hugs

    Today is the last day of High School for my darling pudding pie. It’s easy to be in denial when nothing is happening as planned. We haven’t even sent out graduation announcements yet. The box was shoved up onto the top shelf in a cupboard in the kitchen and we basically forgot about it. Oops. […]

  • 2020-04-30 Light-Bulb Stories

    2020-04-30 Light-Bulb Stories

    It never fails. At some point each day I will have a conversation or thought and that’s followed by the lightbulb over my head lit up by the notion that it’s a topic I should blog about. Two days ago I had a conversation with my daughter about her thoughts on her parents drinking. (Yeah, […]

  • 2020-04-27 Today’s Big News Top 5 List

    2020-04-27 Today’s Big News Top 5 List

    It’s Monday again but not just any Monday. Lots of big things to report on. Perfect for a top 5 List: Thesis = Done (I’ve said that about 4 other times, but I think this is it. Yes, I still have to print copies and send to the university by snail mail, but I’m not […]

  • 2020-04-10 Stress (and Easter 🐣) in the Time of Covid

    2020-04-10 Stress (and Easter 🐣) in the Time of Covid

    I was thinking about writing about stress today, because I’m noticing how the extra pressures put upon people make them react. And how different those reactions are. Some retreat into their shells while others appear to be coming out guns blazing. I attended a Facebook live meeting yesterday put on by my kids’ school district […]

  • 2020-04-07 Feels Like Summer (According to My Kids)

    2020-04-07 Feels Like Summer (According to My Kids)

    My time is short today. I’ve already squandered most of my walking/writing time doing chores and talking to my daughter who has been UP ALL NIGHT! 😱 She’s sporting her full teenager attitude this morning, half sweet talking me so I’ll make her breakfast and half “talk to the hand” when I press her on […]

  • 2020-04-06 New Day, New Week, Same Ole Set-List

    2020-04-06 New Day, New Week, Same Ole Set-List

    Monday again and for the first time in many, many days the alarm clock woke me up today. I’ve been waking up at 4 or 5 or 6am without reason or prompting for a while so to have slept all the way to Jim’s 6:15 subtle jungle emanating from the bathroom where he keeps his […]

  • 2020-04-03 Nebraska Kind of Moody

    2020-04-03 Nebraska Kind of Moody

    Two days ago it was 70 degrees and sunny. This morning I woke up to sleet and a fresh layer of snow on the ground. That’s spring In Nebraska and those wild swings kind of remind me of my mood these days. Yesterday was another really rough day. There were so many different interconnected factors […]

  • 2020-03-30 Balance and Flow

    2020-03-30 Balance and Flow

    When you put in the work, sometimes it sucks. But man oh man does it feel good when you’re close to the finish line. That’s how I’m finally feeling today after putting myself in a box for the last three days. Not only did I need to crank out some pages for my MFA thesis […]