This Little Light of Mine: A Bedtime Lesson

My oldest daughter came home with a simple glow stick bracelet from her teacher for Valentine’s Day, with the accompanying message, “You light up my life!” Tonight she wanted to activate it, but upon doing so, she found that only the tip came to life in a neon blue. She was of course disappointed and … Continue reading This Little Light of Mine: A Bedtime Lesson

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Homemade Gifts

My oldest daughter will be ten in a few months. She is smart, pretty, fun, and always brings me flowers back from her outings to the park with her grandpa. There is something so very innocent and special about the homemade gifts of children. Whether it is an abstract drawing a child worked on all … Continue reading Homemade Gifts

Childhood Superstitions, or How to Traumatize Your Children

At lunch the other day, my nine-year old daughter suddenly became very serious and said, "Mommy? Is it true that if I step on a crack, you will have a heart attack?" I laughed and told her that "back in my day" the jingle went, "Don't step on a crack, or you'll fall and break … Continue reading Childhood Superstitions, or How to Traumatize Your Children

A Chipmunk’s Burial

We recently visited a local cemetery to decorate a family grave-site on Memorial Day. My nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son eventually went off with great-grandpa to help him walk his little terrier dog and explore the grounds. Apparently, the dog found a chipmunk, chased it, and killed it. They told me my daughter helped bury … Continue reading A Chipmunk’s Burial