Destiny Under Siege – Welcome to 2018!
Happy New Year! Many in the US have been busily ‘packing up Christmas’ today. You, too? 🙂 The familiar site of storage boxes, lights, stockings, garland strewn and vacuums running madly, all highlight our sense of nostalgia at the retirement...Read more
This Is Us. What I’m Sure of After 37 Years of Marriage.
Lying in bed tonight, I reached over to touch my Gregory. I felt his warm skin at my fingertips. That same firm, broad muscled shoulder, same manly smell I’ve known for 37 years, and I wanted just to lay there,...Read more
Cut Through the Noise: What Do YOU See In Your Little One?
I have to ask, how are we assessing our kids? A proper assessment assures us we’re on the right track as we aim our children toward their destinies. When my sons were growing up, most schools administered broad assessment tests...Read more
Drowning in the ‘Dailies’
I saw a young father with his first child. Ever so carefully he cradled his new daughter in his loving arms. Awkwardly trying to hold but not crush, protect but not bruise, he and his wife appeared tentative and apprehensive...Read more
Mama’s Lego Ship
We live in a house perched atop a hill right above the Puget Sound. Our 180 degree view of islands and sea is stunning, and serves as a waterway for all kinds of pleasure craft as well as barges and...Read more
Panic Room in Midlife
In midlife, sometimes anxiety like a vice grip, comes to crush you. Overwhelm like an ocean swell, looms large... reminding you of all that’s undone, imperfect, incomplete, in disarray, off track. The ‘whys?’ pile up, the pat answers aren’t working,...Read more
The Ultimate Career
I am a Homemaker. This means that most of my time the past 37 years has been spent making a home. Today I’ve refreshed my to-do lists, planned more meals, spot cleaned carpets, vacuumed, refilled all the stuff everyone needs...Read more
Tears in My Coffee
Today my son texted to say he would be at my door soon. I assumed he must need something as he leaves tomorrow on an important business trip, and I’m always at the ready with a stocked fridge, natural remedies,...Read more
Meeting My Hero at 3 a.m.
2:15 a.m. Pitch black Saturday morning. Phone is ringing. Doula-daughter on the line. A young Momma’s water broke. Here we gooooooo! And one of my dreams was about to be fulfilled. To share in a bonafide home birth with a…
We are a distracted people who want to pay someone else to engage our children. Parenting takes precious time. Preoccupied parents cannot fulfill the high calling of directing their child to his destiny. Harold B. Lee said, “The most important…