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

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