I want to know the stories of that special someone you’ve lost. Too many times, we’re encouraged not to talk about such things. But those people are still a part of us. And what better time to remember them and their life stories than Memorial Day? Share with me. Share with us. Last May, I did … More Memorial Day Project, Take 2
What is a modern family? In the ’50s, it was the Ricardos, Nelsons, and Cleavers. In the ’60s, the Addams, Montgomerys, and Robinsons. In the ’70s, the Bradys, Jeffersons, and Bunkers. In the ’80s, the Ewings, Keatons, and Huxtables. In the ’90s, the Bowers, Tanners, and Simpsons. And in this century, the Sopranos, Pritchetts, and Bluths (my favorite). But there’s been another type of family growing in ranks … More Modern Family
I would like to recognize that for each perfectly posed family photo, there are hundreds of not-so-perfect ones. And in the words of Clarice to Rudolph, “That’s what makes them so grand.” This is in honor of all those photos that never see the light of day … until now.
Our lives, in both good and bad times, are very much a product of the influential people who surround us. Today I’m acknowledging 10 such people in my life. (You might even be surprised by the last one.) I encourage you to do so, too, whether it’s by phone, handwritten letter, e-mail, or even a simple … More Giving Thanks
One fall Saturday, a hungry and bored couple (newly enamored with Iron Chef and pumpkin coffee) had an idea … That couple was me and my husband back when we had the kid-less luxury to lay around all day and scheme up pastimes. Now Pumpkin Day has stuck. It’s our own made-up holiday, but our … More Pumpkin Day!
In honor of my mom’s birthday today, here are three videos that will put a little groove in your step. Happy Birthday, Mom! We Are Family Get up and shake your groove thing. Just like my mom and her sisters always do to this song.
Looking for Part 1? Read “The Supplies.” What role do you fill among your friends? In your job? In your family? How about your partner and each of your kids? What roles do they play in your group dynamic? If you’re still following this blog after last week, that means I didn’t scare you away … More D&D Parenting, Part 2: The Players