As Time Goes By

Yesterday my mom asked me to look to see if I had a group photograph of my grandmother and her seven daughters taken at my grandmother's seventy-ninth birthday party several years ago.  My grandmother needed a photo for a craft project they would soon be doing in the nursing home and when my mother took … Continue reading As Time Goes By

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Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?

Lately mealtimes have become a struggle at our house.  Abby used to be a fantastic eater but now I don't know what happened.  She seems determined to see how much food she can get away with not eating.  Unless the meal is scrambled eggs and sausage or pancakes with syrup she is not guaranteed to … Continue reading Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?

Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult

My parents taught my sister and I a lot of things growing up.  They gave us responsibilities and taught us to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, preparing us to be grown-ups.  They taught us how to do a lot of things that many of my peers never learned to do until they had left home and … Continue reading Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult