Posts tagged "transition"

Dear Son, Please Stop Teasing My Mother’s Heart

Dear Son, Please Stop Teasing My Mother’s Heart
My roller-coaster relationship with my junior high school son often leaves me dizzy, confused and nauseous. Phillip celebrated his 12th birthday earlier this month. Not even a week later, I have yet to walk that sober line to his bedroom and discuss our relationship. While I’ve struggled this past year with his changing voice, ridiculously... Read more »

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?
Last Friday, high school freshman Cassie came home from school, placed her backpack on the floor and nonchalantly said, “So, Mama, do you remember that group of sophomore girls that I’ve been having lunch with? Well . . . Every Monday, they go to McDonald’s after school and hang out. They invited me to go... Read more »

Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise

Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise
My heart is racing.  Perspiration drips and pools in uncomfortable, now damp, places.  My eyes can’t focus in the darkness.  My feet hesitantly move forward… As I’ve mentioned briefly in previous posts, I have been slowly, sometimes really quite painfully, edging my body toward the precipice of change.  “The time has come.  The time is... Read more »
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Life in Transition and One Mother's Difficult Decision: Parenting Without A Parachute

In one hour, I am leaving my children. Actually by the time that I am finished writing this entry and posting it, I will already be far away from them.  In another state.  In another time zone. Currently, I sit in the airport terminal, jittery with nervous excitement and a small amount of uncertainty. In... Read more »