“I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

"Mom, I said a joke at school today and nobody at my table laughed," Abby said during supper one evening. "I was so embarrassed that none of my friends laughed." She was barely able to keep from crying. "Maybe they don't like me!" "Don't worry about it, sweetheart. Sometimes people might not always laugh at … Continue reading “I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

Thinking of My Father as My Birthday Approaches

Note: I originally posted this three years ago, but thought it was appropriate to revisit, as my birthday is tomorrow. My birthday is approaching and I wonder if he remembers the significance of the date? Will he think about me on my birthday? Each day since becoming a parent I am amazed by my child. … Continue reading Thinking of My Father as My Birthday Approaches

Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles

I just want to sleeeeeeeeep Abby doesn’t sleep very well yet; I wake up with her multiple times a night.  Sometimes she wants to eat, sometimes it is a dirty diaper, other times she just wants cuddles.  I hate to say it but sometimes about the fifth or sixth time I start to get a … Continue reading Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles