Drawing Straight Lines With Crooked Sticks

Some days I feel like I am a crooked stick trying to draw a straight line in the dirt. On those days, I remind myself of my educational goals for my child. I remind myself that they’re simple, really. I remind myself that there are only two. Some days I wake up in a state of […]

I Had Failed as a Mom, and then this happened…

My 12-year-old gave me a beautiful belated Mother’s Day present yesterday, posting this note–a note from daughter to mom–to her blog… Dear Mom, I want to start off by saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry we didn’t do much for you yesterday (Mother’s Day)…. We really were going to! But we all were too tired Saturday […]

Filling Today’s Minutes with Passion

The sun rose earlier than I this morning, as she has for many weeks now, dancing through my open window in calm, warm snipets of promise, blowing between the poplar branches. Realizing I had missed watching the sun yawn over the tree tops outside my window, I wished I could hold every fleeting minute of the […]

Very Worth the Wait

Are you a mom of a middle schooler and some days find yourself wondering, “Will my child love me when they get to the teen years?” Or are you an exhausted young mom, hoping that your feeble attempts to raise your little ones will someday be enough? I know it’s tough. Kids don’t often tell you they appreciate […]