You’re Not A Perfect Mom.

On Lea Grover’s blog on the Huffington Post she portrays herself as a writer and toddler-wrangler.  What a perfect combination.  The world of parenting is rife with material to write about – material that so many folks can identify with – funny stuff, sentimental stuff, infuriating stuff, it is all there in the wonderful world…
Read More

Lennon Exploded And I Almost Imploded.

Mike and I had the day with Lennon.  Sarah and Dusty took  off to the cities for a day trip, so they brought him over first thing in the morning and he stayed until a bit after 4 PM.  He is such a good baby and very easy to watch.  We love having him here.…
Read More

If The Teenager Isn’t There To See It, Is It Still Embarrassing?

I was up on the campus today (NDSU) doing a few necessary errands.  I was reminded upon arrival that this is an orientation day as there were many clusters of new students following their guides around campus.  It is always nice to see those new, eager, and often anxious faces trying to take in everything…
Read More

If You Take Your Mama’s Bathroom Necessities…

There are two bathrooms in my home. One is Cheyenne’s and the other is mine. In both these bathrooms we store extra toilet paper under the cabinet. I try and always keep a couple of rolls under the cabinet – mostly I have four or more under there. When Cheyenne runs out of toilet paper…
Read More

There Really Should Be Confetti…

Sometimes Cheyenne is a really funny kid.  It is difficult to imagine when I hear her prattle on and on about the types of things 13 year olds find endlessly amusing that she was quite shy when she was young.  Back then she didn’t talk much in public and she would close her eyes whenever she was around…
Read More