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Happy Mother’s Day

It's hard to admit, but I remember a time when I wondered if I wanted to be a mother.   I thought I lacked the natural maternal desire.   It just didn't grab hold of me with the urgency and excitement I thought I should feel.   It didn't help that I grew up in… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

Family

And then there was the Playboy story

First of all, here's the update on Kelly and his whiskey. Mom felt guilty and called to tell him his moonshine was really vinegar. Oh, the disappointment. "So, why is it that when I tell someone a secret in this family, nobody keeps it a secret? But, you can all keep secrets from me," he… Continue reading And then there was the Playboy story

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

Family

My Empty Nest

My empty nest. No more back-to-school-nights, field hockey tournaments, spirit packs, and games. No church youth meetings. No sweaty girls lounging on the couch and eating snacks after field hockey practice. No black bits of turf field ground into the carpet. No jerseys, UnderArmour, and uniforms drying all over the house. No team dinners. No… Continue reading My Empty Nest