Preparing  Children For Life

Preparing Children For Life

People are a work in progress. Our parents prepare us to take responsibility for our lives. Then we spend the rest of our lives learning from experience and trying to do the best we can. Becoming a parent is one of those life experiences. Probably one of the biggest....
The Empty Nest

The Empty Nest

Our nest emptied. Our children went to college, were getting married and making their way in the world. I thought my job was over. It was an empty feeling. I truly enjoyed my children’s growing up years. I loved being a mom. I had taken a journey with my children as...
Mommy’s In Timeout

Mommy’s In Timeout

I had dreamed of being a mother. Could not wait to hear someone call me Mom. Then came the day that I thought the term had been overused. “Mom!” “Mom?” “Moooom!” “Mommy?” I didn’t care how they said it I just didn’t want to hear that word any more.Furthermore, it...
When the Mom Becomes the Child

When the Mom Becomes the Child

There were times when raising my children, I felt more like the child than the parent. I sometimes felt helpless, bewildered, unprepared, frustrated and wondering if I was doing the right things. But I always felt hopeful. There was joy in watching my sons grow,...