Category Archives: family

Snoring – Parenting Plights & Delights

Kids think snoring is funny. So do I, which is why I taught Grasshopper, my toddler grandson, to pretend snore. The other day he was lying on the floor looking at his shadow on the wall and he did his … Continue reading

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My Dad in Plaid

My dad is a thin man, not very tall, with bony white bow legs which are offset by his clean-shaven face, sharp, handsome features, and hair dark as charcoal. What stands out from the many childhood memories I have of … Continue reading

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Grammy Heaven – Parenting Plights & Delights

I’m in Grammy heaven again. Our oldest daughter gave birth to a healthy girl on June 3rd. She weighs 7 pounds even and is 20 inches long. If this post has a deja vu feel to it, that’s because our … Continue reading

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Kids and Bugs – Parenting Plights & Delights

Some kids (and some of us moms) are spooked by crawly critters, and some kids are fascinated with them. My niece Jaimie was one such child. As a one-year- old, she preferred books about snakes and spiders, but her three-year-old … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl! Parenting Plights & Delights

The above left-hand photo of my son, daughter-in-law, and first grandchild, Little Twinkle Eyes, was taken in the delivery room just over three years ago. I was there to experience the miracle of new life. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the … Continue reading

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Pajama Party With or Without Undies? – Parenting Plights & Delights

Excitement and anticipation buzz through the schools with end-of-year celebrations. Some schools have field days. Others have special themed parties. When my nephew Joker was in kindergarten, his class had a Pajama/Pancake party on the last day. The family was … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Had a Freaky Friday? Parenting Plights & Delights

A couple of weeks ago Kristen Lamb posted a comment on Facebook. She had just returned from trying to drop her toddler off at school Friday morning, but the school parking lot was empty, not a soul around, except for … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing – Parenting Plights & Delights

Here’s a parenting story from my archives. Enjoy! I would like to thank JJ Botta of The Disconnected Writer blog for sharing the following parenting story with me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did: Years ago, I used to … Continue reading

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Don’t Put Peas In Your Ears – Parenting Plights & Delights

Ah, kids. They say and do the funniest things. And plenty of not-so-funny things. The topic of food conjures up numerous memories in most parents. There’s an old saying that goes something like this: If you tell children, “Don’t put … Continue reading

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Locked Out! – Parenting Plights & Delights

  You’re in for some giggly treats today, friends. Has your kid ever locked you out? If so, I’m sure one of these stories will bring back some funny (or maybe not) memories. Laughingmom from Where’s the Funny Here? said: We had … Continue reading

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