Friends, Personal, Uncategorized

Writing My Obit

Okay, don't panic about the headline. I'm not really writing my obituary, and I'm not dying. I am, however,  thinking about my eulogy and what I would want somebody to say about me at my funeral. I know it sounds morbid, but stick with me. A few days ago, I found out about a tragedy… Continue reading Writing My Obit

Family, Parenting

How to Motivate Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor asked me to write a blog about how to motivate kids to get good grades. She asked me how I motivated my kids. I had to think about it for a minute to remember, then I squirmed a little. "Money," I said. I honestly don't know whether our… Continue reading How to Motivate Kids

Change, Family, Parenting

Letting Go

As a mother of two college students – one of them only two weeks away from graduating –I am continually asking myself, “What would my mom do now?” I want to be the kind of mother she’s been. The area that needs the most improvement lately is trying to be a better listener. Sometimes, I… Continue reading Letting Go