How do you feel as you anticipate the holiday season? Are you looking forward to it, expecting to grin and bear it, or a little of both? Most of us intend to observe the holidays with joy. Yet the holiday season can easily become overloaded with busyness, stress, hassle, chaos, late nights, and early mornings. … Continue reading Add Joy, Not Overload, to Your Holiday Celebrations
Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
It’s my birthday month, and I’m celebrating a milestone: a half-century of my life. Years ago, I roller skated to Kool and the Gang’s song, Celebrate: There's a party goin' on right here A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter too We gonna celebrate your party with … Continue reading Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
Last week I wrote that the world’s not ending yet, although in anticipation of a scheduled power outage people doomsday prepped as if it might. The power went off just before 11 pm, almost eleven hours after originally scheduled. And within two hours, a fire broke out in open space about a mile as the … Continue reading It’s Today!
Parenting can be So Fun! For example, today, when I told Q14 I would pick him up mid-school day but didn't explain why. And he didn't remember or figure out that TODAY is the day he gets his braces off! And I got to surprise him with one of the best surprises an adolescent can … Continue reading Surprise!
Thankful Thursday – Celebrate
Oh, friends, what a week! Thursday to Thursday, I'm not sure there is any adequate way to sum it up, but let's try this: joy, and grief, and joy... In all, celebrate. One week ago we were in the final hours of the school year, during which both kids managed to drag out the drama … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Celebrate
Pride & Joy
Parents often speak of their children as their Pride and Joy. My mom has often said that she can’t be proud of her children. Not that she doesn’t have reason to feel pride, but that she won’t take credit for our accomplishments. I hope it's not disrespectful, on Mother's Day of all days, to say: … Continue reading Pride & Joy