Moms of Tweens

From Pain to Perspective

I’ve had a rough couple of days. A girlfriend of many years said some really hurtful things to me which totally took me by surprise. I was so caught off…

Epic Fail Lunch Date

As I saw them enter the restaurant and take their seats I thought, Oh, how sweet. A mother taking her young son out on a lunch date! A few moments…

Dad, the Celebrity

I was all geared up. Convicted I needed to be more playful with my kids, I was taking them to an animated movie! The boys loved doing this; we would…

Epic Failure

Teenagers: so quick to voice their opinions. The other day my sweet daughter, upon observing a little mistake I made while preparing dinner, made one of her humorous quips, “Epic failure,”…

Gardening is Good for the Soul, Right?

Contrary to what the title suggests, I am no gardener, which would explain why my flower beds are overgrown with grass. As a mom, I have difficulty finding time or…

Building a Community

Community is something that I cherish, but have difficulty building most of the time. I am comfortable with just two or three really close friends and can do without the less in-depth…

Constancy in Uncertain Times

Today is the most beautiful of spring days. It’s early March, in the mid-70s, breezy and bright. Spring is announcing its return as the first of the daffodils are blooming,…

Commissioned for Motherhood

It’s Monday morning and I’m worn out. I spent most of the weekend chasing my naked, hyper, and screaming autistic child. Yes, she had her adorable moments, but by bedtime Sunday night,…

MomProps for Moms of Teens

If you have never heard of MOPS … well, where have you been? It was a friend to me when my children were little and as they grew I even…

Messy House

I know I’ve brought up this subject several times before, but I’m amazed at how many times the state of a woman’s home occurs in conversation. “Sorry, we can’t have…

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