First Thoughts on a First Day of School

I don't know where the time has gone, First Grade completely came out of nowhere. It seems like it was just yesterday when he was captivated by a little train named Thomas and all his friends. He was toddling about barely forming words, much less a full sentence. Yet, here I look at him, toddler…

The Parenthood Files: A Good Day for Mom

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit I wake up some (most) mornings naively assuming how my day will go, what kind of behaviors from my children I expect, or even what things I will accomplish. When these mornings…

The Parenthood Files: The Pause Button

Time, slow down. It is a common phrase whispered in the hearts of mothers as they look upon their children and see the many years quickly going by, as if being played on fast-forward. Little years of discovery, growth and love are somehow disappearing just as quickly as when they first arrived. Sometimes, though, that phrase…