Start the music, light the lights

Not that anyone needs my permission, but I promise not to groan and grumble out loud if I see holiday lights or hear Christmas music. I know so many people like to bring in the holiday season as early as possible, but before Thanksgiving is just not ok. (for me) I will absolutely own up […] The post Start the music, light the lights appeared first on Creating Motherhood ....more

Don’t Wait To Talk About Race

I don’t remember having conversations about race and diversity when I was a child. I had Black friends in school, my family had Black friends and neighbors. We were all the same ....more

A Family Dinner Invitation

This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with The Family Dinner Project. Narrative and commentary are my own. My family has been rescued by a family dinner ....more

Elsewhere, things I have said…

I had every intention of writing more here this week, but I kept sitting on my hands. I had written some pretty raw and open posts for other places and that isn’t something I am used to doing. Usually I keep my messy here and my tidy over there ....more

The caregiving experience: an Alzheimer’s Thanksgiving

November is National Family Caregivers month. I love that the honorific falls within a month that is associated with so much thanks. When I look back on the time I was Millie’s caregiver I am filled with gratitude ....more

extracurricular activities: we are doing them!

This week begins our entrance into the world of exciting extracurricular activities. When W was at pre school he would create these fantastic yarns about why he couldn’t do something. “I’m sorry ....more

fears: met

One of my biggest fears not involving W, is a fear that I have had since I was a kid. It began when my feet started to grow and grow and balance was sometimes an issue. I remember being at the top of a flight of stairs and glancing down and realizing my feet were […] The post fears: met appeared first on Creating Motherhood ....more

big holiday punch

This morning I started thinking how nice a warm mug of homemade cider would be. I haven’t yet purchased any this season, but the idea of the perfume of an apple harvest wafting through the house while I worked sounded brilliant. Not brilliant enough for me to go to the store, but brilliant enough for […] The post big holiday punch appeared first on Creating Motherhood ....more

5 Random Things

Casey (aka Life With Roozle) did something totally random. Seriously this stuff never happens. She tagged me ....more

Becoming Ouiser Boudreaux

I always hoped I would grow up to be a Clairee. The more honest I am with myself, and the closer I get to being 40, the more I need to accept I am a Ouiser. There is one line Ouiser says to M’Lynn that keeps running through my mind: I’m not crazy ....more