My Christmas Present

I know, I know, Christmas posts are so 2 days ago. But I have one last one to share anyway. ...more

Roscoe and Mama Pearl

 Roscoe's caseworker led him up the cracked sidewalk toward a gingerbread house with white trim that looked like icing to him. Maybe his great-grandmother was a witch who lived in a gingerbread house like in Hansel and Gretel. He hoped she was a good witch, not a bad one, who'd use her magic to make his mother better. "His Mama done lost her mind. She ain't` never comin' back," he heard his foster mother whisper to a neighbor. It was the same day the caseworker talked to him about being adopted. ...more

Gay Parenting and the Conservative Christian Mom

As a conservative Christian mom, I get looks whenever presumed "offensive" topics come into play. For instance, the "2 Gay Dad" issue. I like two shows with two gay dads and I also have a few gay friends who eventually will want to adopt. There's this assumption I will be outraged and come flying out with my Bible to protest. I assure you, I am not waiting in the shadows ready to pop out with my judgments. Quite the contrary. I'm never going to believe that homosexuality is not a sin, that's my religious belief based on the Bible....more

Thanksgiving When All the Kids are Grown-Ups

Life is different when your kids are grown, especially around the holidays. One of my sons lives in London with his new wife, the other in San Francisco with his cool girlfriend. We hardly ever get to be all together, and when we do it’s not for long. This year, as is often the case, it’s going to be Thanksgiving. Although I learned long ago not to get really nuts about it, here’s the truth: When your kids grow up there’s not a lot you can do for them besides feed them and not pressure them to be around when they can’t. ...more

enjoyed your post on thanksgiving visits with your two grown sons. It's a reminder that we are ...more

Thanking My Stars

 Project Supermom wants to wish all you supermoms, fans, and followers, as well as your families and loved ones, a wonderful Thanksgiving and successful shopping for Black Friday! May you find many a great bargain and enjoy the buzz of holiday shopping...but, most importantly, may you spend this week recounting all the many blessings you have and deserve in your life!...more

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: How Moms Create Their Own Tipping Point For Change, by Mary Clare Hunt

When you start asking moms to promote products that other moms and organizations find troubling and maybe even toxic, you can expect a backlash of conversation....more

In Defense of Childless “Mothers”

A recent blog entry caused a bit of a stir among readers. In the entry, I confess that a friendship ended because my friend’s children were impossible for me to be around. Some of the comments in response to the entry were quite critical of me. Some expressed solidarity with the “I can’t stand your kids” sentiment. But most of the responses, either way, expressed the unfortunate and often wrong perception that if a woman does not have a child, she just doesn’t understand what it takes to parent one—or what it’s like to parent one....more

Motherly Advice

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others....more

Can you write about other stuff besides homelessness?

Can you write about other stuff besides homelessness? I was recently asked this and once again I knew it was somebody else's expression of being uncomfortable with the subject. My answer to this question is: Of course I can but what other subject is so pertinent right now? I could care less who was at your dinner party or what kind of car you drive. I don't care what you do for a living and what tax bracket you're in. I don't need to know what exotic place you went to on vacation....more

Family Day: The Family that Eats Together Stays off Drugs

Uninspired I'm not inspired to write at this moment. I and my two spirited monkeys a.k.a Darling Boys just returned from a trip to Texas to visit my family....more