Anatomy III

A third in a series that I wish you wouldn’t mention to my daughters just yet… This morning, my neighbor texted me.  Her fifth grade daughter realized the one advantage of school being closed for shelter in place:  no Human Growth and Development!  My friend wondered whether I would be available for virtual lessons inContinue reading “Anatomy III”

Exit Lane To Adulthood

[Author’s note:  So, I haven’t posted in, like, months.  I fell out of the habit!  But it’s because I fell into another habit that has consumed me.  I have an admission:  I’m writing a book.  Two books, actually.  Aaack, I can’t believe I said that out loud!  But I have a lot of non-book thingsContinue reading “Exit Lane To Adulthood”

Zero to sixty

Man, I had a hard time with the girls on Sunday.  They were at their moody worst on the way to church, and the drama continued as we went into church.  The 8-year-old was being incredibly sensitive and reactionary, melting down over each perceived (or real) slight or indignation from her sister.  And that 12-year-oldContinue reading “Zero to sixty”

The Ol’ Deer Snare

Last weekend the girls stayed at my mom and dad’s.  Staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s is always an interesting experience.  In addition to the treats that are only available there, being in your parent’s childhood home unaccompanied makes for prime snooping time.  When I was little, overnights meant staying up late to watch bowling overContinue reading “The Ol’ Deer Snare”