Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stealing – Parenting Plights & Delights

This is a sweet story my Aunt Walda, who goes by the nickname Sam, shared with me. It’s from her childhood and offers some valuable lessons for us: “When I was in third grade, I was taught by the most … Continue reading

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Big Sis Hijinks – Parenting Plights & Delights

Charlene Parton shared some of her favorite parenting stories with me. Her eyes lit up as she relived those long ago moments. A mother of three daughters, Charlene’s youngest, Kathleen, was born when Melinda was in high school. A special … Continue reading

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Chuckles – Parenting Plights & Delights

Years ago my Aunt Sam shared some of her favorite parenting stories with me. Here’s some of her favorites, in her own words: “My son Bill learned to say The Lord’s Prayer very early and said it each night before … Continue reading

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Trashed – Parenting Plights & Delights

This is one of my favorite parenting stories. It happened years ago when my sister, Cindy, was eight months pregnant with her second child. Her hormones were raging and she’d cry over any little thing.  On a hot summer day, … Continue reading

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Bonedigger and Mr. Beerbelly?

It’s Friday and I’m feeling quirky, so here’s a Paul Simon song with some quirky lyrics. This is the Chevy Chase version, so I hope it puts a smile on your face and a hop and a skip in your … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment – Parenting Plights & Delights

Mary Alice Parker writes family stories down to preserve them for future generations to enjoy. These stories took place in the 1940s but are incidents parents today can relate to: “My cousin Dottie Chinnici’s youngest son, Gerry, was a very … Continue reading

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