My friend Tim grew up with a houseful of brothers. He likes to tell me stories about the shenanigans they thought up when they were young. I find his stories amusing, and also terrifying. There are probably things a mom doesn't need to know until her children are safely into their 30s and can no… Continue reading Dirtballs
My husband Paul and I took a body blow at the end of one September. We’d had a baby boy in adoptive placement in our home for two months, thinking he would be ours forever, and then one day we knew he wouldn’t. We surrendered him back to the arms of the young woman who… Continue reading The Unexpected Grace of Pumpkins
Some of you are going to think less of me after you read this. I don't care. It's time we talked about this. I don't like sharing my food with my kids. They're sneaky, and they learn it early. They sidle up under your arm at two years old with those enormous dark liquid eyes… Continue reading MINE
It's that time again, folks. I will be riding in the CF Cycle for Life fundraiser next Saturday, September 15. If you want to skip all the fol-de-rol and go straight to donating, here's the link. Cystic fibrosis is a currently uncurable genetic disease. Improved treatments and medicines have lengthened the predicted lifespan of CF… Continue reading Help Keep Levi Crazy!
This post is late, and I have guilt about it. I did a post about Elias on his birthday, and Levi's birthday was three days ago now. I started this post before Levi's actual birthday, not that it makes a difference. Levi will forgive me for this without a second thought, and that almost makes it worse.… Continue reading Double Digits