Posts tagged "Mother's Day"

Notes from the empty nest...

Notes from the empty nest...
Mother’s Day. Mine is gone, and I miss her.  She had 6 kids in 9 years, raised them in 1800 square feet. Fed us enough starch that we were never hungry, even when there was only a shred of meat. Made a dessert every day while we were at school. She had us trained like... Read more »

Mother's Moments

Mother's Moments
We are at the starting line of our wedding week. A family brunch reservation was made for Mother’s Day.  I knew it would be my last sane hour, and I was elated. We had to pick Matt up because his battery was dead- and when we went into his home-all the Dahls were there.  Perfection.... Read more »

The Universal Art of Momming

I won the biological lottery and had a great Mom.  There were 6 kids, a small house, and a challenged budget. Chaos could have reigned, but it did not-ever.  Her formula for crowd management was simple:  withhold affection, then mete it out if earned.   The warmth of approval was addicting, and the chill of... Read more »
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On the Eve of Knee Reconstruction...

Had a swell dinner at Coopershawk with 4/6 of the family, and other than that I have had a very typical Sunday.  My kids distracted and amused me.  I am calm and ready.  I know that the hardest 3 hours of tomorrow for the Dahl family will be the Hawks game.  It is the one... Read more »