Category Archives: family

Snakes and Bugs – Parenting Plights & Delights

I asked my sister Cindy if she had any bug or snake stories, knowing how much her son Joker loved bugs as a kid. She told me about the time he was seven. Joker and his friend Joey found a … Continue reading

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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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