The Eyes Have It
    July 15, 2011
    The Eyes Have It

    I was at a big-box retailer, just coming out of checkout. There was a young dad sitting on a bench waiting for his wife. He was holding their little girl, an adorable little thing with long black curl…

    Baggage Claim
    July 14, 2011
    Baggage Claim

    Every mom with small children gets told that just watch out, they'll be horrible when they’re teenagers. (Why do people DO that? What good do they hope to accomplish?) (more…)…

    Got Milk?
    July 13, 2011
    Got Milk?

    Year: 1984, Baby #2. Scene: Toddler #1, a beautiful angel of a child up till then, had become  the instant proverbial Two Year Old (TM) now that she had competition for my attention. These screaming …

    Merry go 'round
    July 12, 2011
    Merry go ’round

    I had a friend, growing up, who felt she was not supposed to come home with dirt on her clothes. A young lady was not to do that. Which is how I learned early on to treasure my mother’s take on us a…

    Through the Arms of a Child
    July 11, 2011
    Through the Arms of a Child

    My children were 2, 4, 6, and 8 when I woke up one morning feeling as if I'd been hit by a truck in the night that had left every bone broken. It hurt to breathe; moving was excruciating. I was told I…