My To-Do List

My To-Do List

The prompt for this week on haikuhorizons is “remember”. As a mom, I’m always finding that there are long lists of things I need to remember to do. I’d like to think I can recall them all, but sometimes I need a little help. Things to remember Milk, butter, eggs – pick up kids. To-do Read More

Do My Children Need Therapy? A Divorced Mother's Worries

Do My Children Need Therapy? A Divorced Mother’s Worries

Do my children need therapy? I have to admit, this is something I’ve struggled with.  I’ve had extensive therapy since leaving their father – and it’s helped me a great deal.  I’ve been able to reflect on why I married their father, why I stayed married for almost ten years despite a broken relationship.  Why Read More

The Ugly Sweater

The Pastel Sweater

I have always been a little bit of a loner.  I can’t point to one specific reason.  I could blame my parents, but I think they made best efforts to “socialize” me while I was young.  I had dance classes and what not.  There were other kids in my neighborhood that I played with.  But Read More

Enjoy the Sun!

Enjoy the Sun!

I was just reading another fantastic blog by my friend Kimberly at “All Work and No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something” (I reviewed her blog here.)  Her blog today is entitled “Mr. Sun“, and she suggests:  “I hate hearing people say “You shouldn’t be doing that” or “I thought that you couldn’t handle things Read More

I’ll Love You Forever

Over each of my children’s beds is the quote from Robert Munsch’s most popular book: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My baby you’ll be.”   A reminder for each of them.  At the beginning and end of each day. If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve Read More

Learning to Dance in the Rain

Learning to Dance in the Rain

A couple of summers back we experienced what they called a once in a hundred years storm. The skies opened up and dumped so much rain on us that roads were washed out, basements were flooded – and there wasn’t a thing we could do about it even if we’d known it was coming. I Read More