Five Minute Friday: Friend

It's not Friday, I know, but I've been thinking about this prompt for several days. Friendship is something necessary to me - as necessary as breathing. But it changes as you get older. It was far easier to make friends in school, the choices were abundant. Of course, college was also an amazing place to … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Friend

Lullabies I Never Sang

The assignment this week for RemembeRED, the memoir prompt at Write on Edge, asked us to explore our worst memory. What was it? How did it affect us? What would I have done differently, if anything? Imagine the act of writing it would free me  from it. I've thought about this memory a thousand times, … Continue reading Lullabies I Never Sang

Parenting Divorced

Life is complicated. Divorce is one of those complications. It is personal and it is painful. It is one of those things in life that I believe is supposed to be private. Which is why I have never really talked about my divorce on this blog. Until now. Recently, I started receiving harassing comments from … Continue reading Parenting Divorced

Summer Time Blues

Friday was our last day of school. The sun was shining, the girls had friends over, and we ordered pizza. The promise of good times and great weather was on the horizon. That evening, The Tortoise had a sleep-over and DW was lulled into a false sense of summer. He said something like, "You must … Continue reading Summer Time Blues

Bullies, Boundaries, and Forgiveness

I've spent a lot of time over the years trying to teach my girls the importance of setting clear boundaries. Whenever there are issues at school between The Tortoise and her friends I often ask one simple question: "Who gives them the power?" She reluctantly responds, "I do mom". We role play, journal, participate in … Continue reading Bullies, Boundaries, and Forgiveness