Archive for February 2013

Slipping Away - Making Peace With the Silence of Alzheimer's

Slipping Away - Making Peace With the Silence of Alzheimer's
I asked my good friend Amy Olson, if she would share her experiences with her mother’s struggle with Alzheimers Disease. Watching how Amy copes, and witnessing her mother’s deteriorating mental health has been life altering for me. Last summer at the pool, Judy shared stories with us. She said that her Dad works at the... Read more »

All Hail The Single Parent

Sometimes when Ken and I are fighting about the kids (most of our fights nowadays), I think how much easier it would be if I was a single parent and could make all of the decisions myself. I would have no one to challenge me, or as Ken puts it, provide a different perspective. There... Read more »

How do you explain labor to a five year old?

First it was, “How are they getting the baby our of your belly Mama?” “Amelia, I will go to the hospital and a doctor will help me.” “Yes, but is he cutting your belly. Is he cutting through your muscles and bones?” “I don’t know, Ame” “Well, how did they get me out?” For 2... Read more »

First Love

This might be one of those posts that Dylan curses me for when he is older, but as Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I could not resist the temptation to write about it. Dylan has discovered love. He is head-over-heels for a neighbor of ours, Lauren, who also happens to be in his Kindergarten class.... Read more »

Parent Awards

I think it would be hilarious to have parenting awards. Parents deserve an award to commemorate all the crap they have to sift through (which can be knee deep at times). 9 times out of 10, my kids are hilarious to me. I have been especially amused by watching how they move through social situations.... Read more »