Will You Remember?

Will you remember April 2014, my dearest Evie? My dearest Ellie, Nathan, and Jonah? Will you remember dozing in the swing and on my chest and in my arms--and my snitched kisses to your soft cheeks and neck?...more

New Moms Need Encouragement More Than Advice

They say nothing can fully prepare you for parenthood. From my experience, that was certainly the case. It wasn’t until I survived labor and delivery and was cradling my first babe that I started to get it. I felt like I had officially been initiated into the mommy club, joining millions of women who had gone before me. It was the most amazing feeling in the world, but it was also one of the most overwhelming. ...more
This is one of the reasons I love our pediatrician.  Always feel like he is a bit of a ...more

The leftovers

The depleted cardboard roll bounced on the kitchen counter as the last bit of plastic wrap came off in my hand. I contemplated the empty container, wondering if Philip would enjoy playing with it. I touched the sharp edge meant for cutting off perfect-sized segments. Bad idea, I thought. I tossed the box into the recycling pile.The remnant wasn’t enough to cover the bowl of leftover spaghetti and meatballs, so I searched for more. I felt anxious as I switched on the pantry light.Do I have any left? Why don’t I pay attention to these things?...more
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Seeing my Granddaughter Dance

 She flew accross the stage all aglow with the dance. Her Russian dance teacher told her "I saw dance tonight." My 16 year old granddaughter is in love with the dance and her joy shows through while she performs. She did a classical ballet on point and a pop and modern number.    We went this last weekend to see her dance and to hang out with our grandson and hear him tell his wonderful imaginary stories he has created in his mind. And to be with my son and daughter in law. It was a great weekend. I am truly blessed by family....more

Rating Self-Confidence

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Tuesday, March 18, 2014 How would you rate your self-confidence? When is it at its lowest? When is it at its highest?~~~~~~~~How would I rate my self-confidence? On a scale of 1 – 10, I would say that my self-confidence is mostly a 7. I have been slowly working on my self-confidence; trying to bring it up....more

Sunday Musings

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Sunday MusingsThe past weekend was great! My middle daughter, along with her five-year-old son and seven-week-old daughter, were visiting from Kentucky. On Saturday morning, my youngest daughter, and her seven-month-old son, came in from Georgia, and spent the weekend. I felt so blessed to have two of my daughters and three of my grandchildren for an entire weekend....more

My 'Grandmotherly' Self

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo March 2014Saturday, March 8, 2014 ~~~~~~~~ I have been my ‘grandmotherly’ self all week. On Monday, my youngest grandson became ill, so I was called in to babysit for him, while mommy worked. I came back home on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, our middle daughter came down from Kentucky, with her 5-year-old son and 7-week-old daughter; our youngest granddaughter....more
Mama Bear..First commenting her blogher and learning my way around. I have no grandchildren yet ...more

Home is Where the Heart is

BlogHer – NaBloPoMoWednesday, March 5, 2013 When or where do you feel most like yourself?~~~~~~~~The saying goes, “There’s no place like home.” Home is the place where you can relax and be your self. Home is where you can do what you want, when you want. Sure, there are chores, tasks, and work that has to be done, but home is where you can do them at your own pace....more

What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's

My two granddaughters, ages six and four, came to play with me while their parents were out of town. The first ten minutes were splendid. No screaming, no urgent demands for gourmet food, and no poop on the dining table. Then all hell broke loose. Mr. Bill and the Waldorf doll opened the Crown Royal, the Potato Head cowboy seduced Ms. Carrot with chocolates and wine, and the runaway bunny ran away but his mommy didn’t care. ...more
My grand daughter Grace was 2 years old she was my shadow . She prefers stuff animals over ...more