Category Archives: Peaks and Valleys of Parenting

Texas – Where the rattlesnakes run like wild pigs

It’s amazing what appears when you are open. I was cleaning up a bit and a paper fell from a full journal I was moving.  As I went to tuck it back between the appropriate pages, I glanced to see … Continue reading

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After the storm

After a day filled with ups and downs, choices and consequences, attaboys and a behavior write-up at school, three nights of homework so we could attend the school concert tomorrow night, fierce hugs and fierce fits, attempted bargining over the amount … Continue reading

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Strings, sealing wax and other fancy stuff

He’s growing up folks.  I’m finding the many moments of absolute pride are tinged with bits of melancholy.  I know this is normal, it’s part of the process of raising an adult.  I don’t want to freeze him at any … Continue reading

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Do Over

Scene: Bath Time Background: Long night… late dinner… sharp words have been spoken… bed time looms… Mom’s mind is racing through the check list of all that still needs to be done…  Little man calls out to Mom.  She enters to … Continue reading

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Let them eat ‘sumptin!

So ummm… life? I swear I wasn’t calling you out.  I really wasn’t asking for more drastic changes.  Focusing on the positive now…. This weekend Little Man helped me make bread.  We measured and stirred.  We added the warm milk, … Continue reading

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The only constant is change

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin Autumn has always been my time for new beginnings and drastic changes.  Through out … Continue reading

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