The Hip Grandmother's Day Out

Leaving the computer screen is a rather hard thing for me. But today, I decided to step away from the screen and get some much needed sunshine.  Today was the day that I would spend with the *other* grandmother going out to lunch and window shopping to get ideas for the baby shower. As I am getting ready, I feel a bit nervous of how I will be perceived..is the house clean enough?, will I get along with her?, will she be as happy as I am about this wonderful bundle of joy that is making her appearance in March?...more

An open letter to my grand daughter Victoria Renee

My darling first grand daughter,As I sit here anxiously waiting for your arrival, there are so many things I want to be able to introduce to you. This world, having so much negativity, also has an equal amount (depending how you view it) of so many positive things that surround us in our daily lives. I can not wait for you to have this wonderful opportunity to discover the many prospects in this life....more

Mama Bear Musings

This is my first time participating in NaBloPoMo.  I write mostly short stories and love to tell tales of my granchildren.  I also struggle to keep balance in my life, but you will read more on that later.I look forward to writing more and learning from all of you....more

Old Photos of My Grandparents

I truly enjoy looking through old family photos and remembering about the special moments and people in the photos.  Lucky to have a short hall inside my bedroom, I used it as an opportunity to create a gallery wall of old black and white family photos.  The gallery wall also includes a color photo of my son, who was the newer addition to the family and the ultimate creation of all those people whose photos are also decorating my wall.  I have to say that I am mighty proud of that gallery wall and I show it off often....more

On Turning 70

I turn 70 today. Yesterday, 70 sounded a little oldish. Not old, but old-ish. I knew all about 70 being the new 50,  but I didn't feel it. Today, however,  I am proud to be 70. I am in good health, I have a wonderful family : great husband, fabulous sons and two amazing granfchildren. I have meaningful work. I just published my book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood. Life is good. I am grateful. And I still feel spunky. Go, Me.  I will postpone even being old-ish....more
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Cowboy Clay...for a little bit

Cowboy Clay didn't want to wear his cowboy hat...or his cowboy boots...or carry his six-shooter, but he was still stinkin' cute when we took him out trick-or-treating tonight. ...more

Mom Adds Another Year - Happy Birthday Gigi!

Mom Adds Another Year - Happy Birthday Gigi!...more

Every stage of life in one year...Who Does That??

My situation can't possibly be that unique that no one in the world can help me with it.  That's what I used to think but now I'm not so sure.  It's to the point of where I need a series of therapy sessions and so far I have been null in finding a therapist who doesn't patronize me and tell me what  good mom I am.  I don't feel like that sometimes and I just want to say it.  Is that so horrible?  Well if you are wondering if I am a stark raving lunatic, it's possible I might be, but let me tell you why. In January of 2012, my 35th year ...more

When you take your grandkids out to eat

Last Saturday I took two of my grandkids out to eat at a buffet style restaurant.My grandson had been gone for a while picking out what he wanted to eat while my granddaughter and I were sitting at our table with our food.Finally he came and sat down. We noticed that his plate had nothing on it so his sister said,"You realize you don't have any food on your plate ,don't you?" He  looked down at his plate with disbelief and said," I watied in line for all that time and my cookie must have fell off my plate." All three of us had a good chuckle over it....more

How to help your grandson with his homework

A few days ago my nine year old grandson needed help with his harvest moon poem so here is what we started out with  Leaves are in the trees. Leaves are turning brown and falling on the ground.Now I have to rake for goodness sake! Guess I need a break!We didn't like the first poem we came up with so made another one.I can see the moon. It is the harvest moon. It is way up in the sky like a big orange balloon. What do you see? Do you see the harvest moon? ...more