Parenting

Perfect Moment Monday: sweet surrender

December 8, 2008

Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments are just waiting to be observed, and can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world, if only for a, well, […]

Cruel to be kind

November 14, 2008

(Children mentioned. Originally posted at Mile High Mamas.) If my son forgets to wear a coat on a chilly October day, he experiences cold. If my daughter forgets to bring the lunch I pack for her, she experiences hunger. Neither experience will cause lasting damage. In fact, my hope is that such lessons will leave […]

Love Thursday: the day I earned my Mom badge

November 6, 2008

Listen To Your Mother Show in Denver, 2013 (transcript) I have loved Tessa from the the moment I knew of her existence, but the lovin’ wasn’t proven until she was about 3 months old. Roger had a conference in Costa Rica one summer, and I didn’t want to miss the chance to travel with him. […]

“Cuz I need a man!”

November 3, 2007

While sitting on my lap last night, Reed and Tessa found some Grease songs on YouTube. Reed chose the song Greased Lightning. Luckily, I managed to pause-skip the line, “You know that ain’t sh!t when we’ll be getting lots of t!t.” Don’t want Tessa and Reed spouting that on the playground at school. Tessa saw […]

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