The Last Great Generation

I’ve had a lot of time to think these last few months.  And I’ve pondered about GGPa.  I was so blessed to have this man be a part of my life for 8 years.  He was in his late 80’s when I became part of his family, but it wasn’t until his last 3 years…

We Were Not Made to Walk This Road Alone!

Chapter 2 in Hoodwinked: 10 Myths of Motherhood has the very first myth that they debunk.  The myth that mothering is natural, easy and instinctive.  And some days it is.  Those other days, well…  The quote that starts this chapter says “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” We are always in action.  I was laying…

Do This To Save Your Sanity

Okay, so this chapter had a LOT of highlighter marks.  And pencilled in notes.  And aha moments. Hoodwinked – Myth #4: Motherhood Is All-Consuming and All-Fulfilling.  Or maybe not.  I love the way the author writes this chapter, because she is just so honest about her journey.  It hasn’t been as shiny and sparkly fun…

Being "Right"

I can’t imagine that any parent has lived their entire life as a parent without uttering some words of thinly veiled “advice”, certain that if you could just have that child for a single weekend, you would have them all straightened out.  Because your methods of parenting have produced your perfect children, so why ever would…

All That Matters

I lost my mother-in-law to cancer last week. It was an awful, emotional, exhausting and eye opening experience. And it brought to my attention so many things. I realized how many people one life can affect. How many lives can be changed just by one persons kindness. How one prayer warrior can make such a…