Today is the national rally Oprah has chosen to promote her campaign against using the phone and driving. I for one am applauding this excellent use of her media power. As a mom with a teen driver and one on the way it terrifies me that they are going out on the roads where idiots … Continue reading No Phone Zone
I remember when I was a kid and my mom would say to me, “you’ve got my undivided attention”. Oh, I loved it because her hands would stop doing the other thing, and her eyes would follow me, in fact they’d penetrate me. I couldn’t help but pause for a moment and make a dramatic … Continue reading You’ve got my undivided attention.
I sat down with an education specialist yesterday to talk about Jordan’s progress. We have felt that there were some weak spots in his writing skills because of the many moves we’ve dragged his education through, so he agreed to attend Huntington’s to become equipped and prepared for college. Jordan knows for sure he wants to go to college because … Continue reading Free ticket to the “Life Show”
I used to finish people’s sentences for them when I was in my twenties. That was before I found out how annoying it was for the speaker. Ooops! I must have a scar on my tongue now from biting it while I licked that habit. I also repeated in summary form what I had heard … Continue reading Listening Well
After church yesterday Kevin said, “mom sign me onto the computer”. I suppose I didn’t like the words he used, or more accurately the polite words he forgot to use, so I told him as soon as he emptied the trash, recycling and did the dishes in the sink I would do as I was … Continue reading Faith of a child
Last night Donny went with a friend from church to her high school prom, and they went with a group of friends. According to Donny prom is all about the girl and how she would like to see her perfect evening go. And so his job was to do as he was instructed: get a … Continue reading Prom
Seasons of life have their ups and downs and some of the best wisdom I can find suggests when we fall to pick something up. Learn from it. Someone said: “all the sugar is at the bottom of the cup”. .. I suppose we should expect to go down there to get it. Wisdom is … Continue reading Ups and Downs
try to learn something new that requires concentration, effort and thought do an anonymous good deed do one thing that has been put off for too long wear something that makes me feel pretty even if no one sees me spend time alone with God risk loving without fear make a child feel special forgive … Continue reading Make it a perfect day.
My friend Erica from AZ is here with me this week while her husband works here in Houston. We were out doing regular errands but instead of going right towards costco, we hung a left and dared to enter “Babies R Us”. I have kept myself from indulging in this fantasy before now. I knew … Continue reading I am an expectant mom
Mondays aren’t synonymous with rainy days for me. I enjoy having the house back to myself, restoring order just in time to begin receiving kids through the door at three 0’clock. And for the past four weeks Jack and I have a unique and special date together. The three big boys take the car and go … Continue reading Rainy days and Mondays