Dr Greg Popcak: ” …it’s important to remember that your emotions are God’s gift to you, and not the people around you.”
Category: Parenting and Family Life
Well, Time, You Done Got Me Blogging!
(Psst, I have to edit some more, but my husband wants to take me to breakfast. If I don’t save this now, it won’t get posted. So you get the gist, right? I know, very unprofessional since I’m getting paid to rant…no wait. Eggs over easy! ) I’ve been trying not to let people piss… Continue reading Well, Time, You Done Got Me Blogging!
xkcd: Family Decals (and the “childfree” variation)
Happy Mother’s Day!
…to all mommies out there, whether sleepy or wide-awake. And a special hug to the mommies out there who lost little ones to miscarriage or infant death this past year — and to those who would like to be mommies. May your day be filled with flowers, chocolate, and love. Even if you have to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Good Morning World!
It snowed. Again. This is the third time in recent weeks that I *thought* the piles of snow were dissipating, spring would be on it’s way soon, snow days would be a thiong of the past. Yes, you know you have had it with winter when you’ve had it with snow days. The first ones… Continue reading Good Morning World!
Is This Woman STILL Talking???
What a relic. Erica Jong on motherhood: Mother and father are presumed to be able to do this alone—without the village it takes to raise any child. Add to this the dictates of “green” parenting—homemade baby food, cloth diapers, a cocoon of clockless, unscheduled time—and you have our new ideal. Anything less is bad for… Continue reading Is This Woman STILL Talking???
“Lord take my anger and sadness and help me to grow in trust.”
Venerable John Paul II on marital infidelity: “The strength of such a (mature) love emerges most clearly when the beloved stumbles, when his or her weaknesses or sins come into the open. One who truly loves does not then withdraw love, but loves all the more, loves in full consciousness of the other’s shortcomings and… Continue reading “Lord take my anger and sadness and help me to grow in trust.”
Times Are Changing
The other day I accompanied my five youngest children and three of the the neighborhood children along with their mother to the park. During a break in the shade, the 11-year-old boy looked at my left hand and asked “you’re married?!?” I stared at him blankly for a second because I never had a child… Continue reading Times Are Changing