Summer’s End

After a summer away adjusting to life in the sandwich generation and debating how to balance the blog and the new business, I decided that the blog was too therapeutic to ignore any longer. My thoughts the last few months have created a traffic jam in my brain, and the occasional leaks of incoherent ramblingsContinue reading “Summer’s End”

When Life Throws a Curveball…and You Land in the Sandwich Generation

It all started last Sunday morning, with my husband tentatively telling me that he’d had a disturbing dream the night before. “I don’t know if I should tell you this, ” he said (as I got that queasy feeling in my stomach), “but I had a dream last night that your dad died.”  Not theContinue reading “When Life Throws a Curveball…and You Land in the Sandwich Generation”

Walk a Mile in My Shoes, or What To Do With a Gifted High Schooler

I never understood before how the parents of young Olympic athletes in our country could fathom allowing their child to move away from home while still a child, live in a dorm with other highly driven and dedicated athletes, and only visit their families a few times a year. Now, we were not blessed withContinue reading “Walk a Mile in My Shoes, or What To Do With a Gifted High Schooler”

How a Bonfire Can Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin Lectures, DARE presentations, and well-scripted movies have nothing over a bonfire for keeping your kids off drugs. Why? Because one of the top ways to keep your kids clean is to have strongContinue reading “How a Bonfire Can Keep Your Kids Off Drugs”

An Official Frenzy

Scurry, scurry…frantic fury. The past month has flown by in a blur ! Despite continued attempts to keep our schedule manageable, there are still seasons of busyness because some invisible law dictates that once in a while, everything our children want to do and every event involving extended family or friends must all occur withinContinue reading “An Official Frenzy”

What Happened to Thanksgiving?

Whatever happened to the all-American holiday of Thanksgiving? You remember – handprint turkeys, Pilgrims and Indians, and waiting impatiently until you were old enough to graduate from the kids’ table to the adult table. Looking at retailers today, you would think that the calendar went straight from October 31 to December. We faced an onslaughtContinue reading “What Happened to Thanksgiving?”