Relentless Gratitude

by Tracy Lane “NO! I don’t want THAT shirt!” she screamed again, while the ticking minutes grew faster and fewer till the school bus arrived. Back to the closet to choose another option and of course, “THAT’s not the shirt either.” “Mom, meatloaf? Yuck! I want chocolate chips for dinner!” Of course he does. Wouldn’t Continue »

Our Quads Turn 4

Four years ago our daughter Libby and her husband, Mclean, had quads: three boys and one girl joined their not-quite 2-year-old daughter Greyson. Yes, that’s five kids in under two years. “Are all those yours?” is the question asked by shocked faces whenever they are out in public. The follow up question is, “What is Continue »

Motherhood Without Regret

I wasn’t expecting a wave of emotion to overtake me as I read Kelcie’s post on MomLife Today. But here I find myself looking through blurry eyes, filled with tears that are spilling down my cheeks and making tiny wet stains on my shirt. These last several minutes have been spent staring out the window Continue »

Words Matter

“Spell cheetah.” My son writes C-H-E-E-T-A-Y. He knows there is some odd letter on the end. “Not quite. You are so close! Can you fix the last letter?” C-H-E-E-T-A-E. “Almost! It’s H. C-H-E-E-T-A-H.” He deftly corrects the spelling with his dry erase marker. “Okay, next word. Spell zebra.” Z-E-B-R-A-H. I put my head in my Continue »

Landmark Moments

There have been experiences in my life that I consider to be “landmark moments.” They are significant experiences that impacted me and caused me to vow to never forget them. I resolved to do or be something “different” as a result of what I experienced. I have had several. 1. As a child growing up Continue »