Is Your Child Overwhelmed?

In today's competitive society adults are sometimes overwhelmed, unfortunately so are our children. Sometimes just getting daily school work done can leave children feeling stressed out because instead of doing their best they are striving to measure up to the kid sitting in the desk next to them. I remember when my son started the fourth grade I just knew something was up. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but I could see that he wasn’t … [Read more...]

Snow Day Mom Melt Down

All this snow day talk amongst mom bloggers, facebookers (I just invented a new word - I'm sure Wikipedia will be calling soon!) and the news outlets sucked up out of my cluttered brain the memory of a blizzard I lived through when my teens were little bitties! It was February and outside the landscape was covered in a blanket of white snow.  Inside our cozy two story home I sat on a warm carpeted stairway, my newborn infant son in my arms and … [Read more...]

MOMzilla Speaks!

My daughter is one amazing girl. Better than I will ever be. Maybe her wonderfulness is due partly because of me...but I suspect it's mostly in spite of me. That's the wonderful blessing of being a mom - if you do it right. Day in and day out dealings with my growing children cause me to really see myself. It's almost as if those little souls daily hold up mirrors that expose worse than deepening wrinkles and graying hair - those mirrors … [Read more...]

Lesson From a Baby

Yesterday I enjoyed a very special treat! I got to spend much of the day with the nine month old daughter of a very good friend who had a doctor's appointment. Truth be told, part of me thought it would be a bit of a stretch to spend several hours with a baby because I have a tendency to be "high task" and somehow manage to fill every moment of every day getting something done. Well, sweet little Isabel cured me of that affliction.  I am … [Read more...]

Quiet Reflections

Everyone is in bed...I was too, but couldn't sleep. I came out to the family room and just sat. I wondered to myself, "Self, why are you sitting here when you have to be somewhere at 7:45 in the morning?" I continued to sit. Then little snip-its of my day started running through my mind: I remembered hubby playfully teasing me this morning and laughing as I stumbled through the kitchen half asleep, but determined to make school lunches … [Read more...]