In previous columns, I defined parenthood as an infinite act of optimism. You enter the job with open arms and an open heart, trusting the child you’ve been entrusted with will learn, grow and love under your humble tutelage. Loving one child is optimistic — two, doubly so. Imagine taking responsibility for 20, or maybe 25.
Superior Telegram, 01/04/2013
Happy holidays dear friends and family,
It’s that time of year again! It’s time to take a break from gourmet cookie baking and ornate present wrapping to share the exploits of my perfect family. It is a joy to reveal a window of our world to you. It is a shining window indeed. Clean and streak free.
Superior Telegram, 12/21/2012
It’s been in the news, on the History channel and even the Today show — so there’s got to be a hint of truth to the story.
The end is near.
Superior Telegram, 12/12/2012
Last weekend, my husband headed out on errands with a number of important items on his list. Toilet paper was one of them. There’s a household product on which you don’t want to run short.
Superior Telegram, 12/05/2012
We met in driver’s training class when we were 15 and have been best friends ever since.
Superior Telegram, 11/28/2012
When I walk into the kitchen first thing Monday morning and see the medicine cupboard ajar and an open box of cold tablets on the counter, I know we may be in for a long day and an even longer week. This morning was a three-fer.
Superior Telegram, 11/21/2012
It’s an election year and I live in a house divided. My problem is the dog. We don’t see eye to eye — literally as well as figuratively.
Superior Telegram, 11/02/2012
Computers. Smart phones. Tablets. E-readers. iWhatevers. The future bellows to the techno-savvy and I have discovered the one word that will serve as a gateway to it all: passwords.
Superior Telegram, 08/24/2012
Glad tidiness to you
Once upon a time, I thought of myself as an orderly person. I endeavored for things to be as expected and that required a certain amount of cleanliness, organization and restraint. I felt grateful for my abundance of order. I thought I had it, or at least I was close.
Superior Telegram, 07/13/2012
Nothing can prepare you for motherhood — except of course Lamaze class.
It’s been 20 years since I graduated with a license to breathe and I still don’t consider myself prepared. I can usually breathe just fine, but the complexities of motherhood go beyond mere breathing.
Superior Telegram, 05/11/2012
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