Category Archives: Parenting Plights and Delights

For Grins and Giggles – Parenting Plights and Delights

Just for grins and giggles . . . This is a parenting anecdote from my archives that I’ve turned into a vlog. It’s short (three minutes), but sweet. Hope you got a kick out of that holiday parenting story. Below … Continue reading

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Parenting – It’s a Scream!

This is a real-life parenting story, one that gave me tons of gray hair. I revised one of my favorite parenting stories and then recorded it. At the time it happened, it gave me quite a scare that caused a … Continue reading

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Parenting Plights and Delights – Should You Wear Underwear for School Pajama Party?

Today’s post is retrospective. It’s from my archives and is one of my favorite Parenting Plights & Delights stories: When my nephew Brent was in kindergarten, his class had a Pajama Party on the last day of school. Pancakes would … Continue reading

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Practicing for Poetry Reading – Joker Daughter in Background

Do you have a joker in your family? My family is full of jokers. Below is a home video from 1999 when I was practicing for a poetry reading. Like many people, I have a fear of public speaking, so … Continue reading

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Cake Disaster for Daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday – Parenting Plights & Delights

Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter, April. Twenty-one years ago we celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday. We wanted to make her 16th birthday an occasion to remember. In order to hire a DJ, we had to cut back on other … Continue reading

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Kids – Homework, Bunkbeds, Getting in Trouble – Parenting Plights & Delights

Do your kids or grand kiddos make you laugh? Kids are a constant source of amusement for parents,  grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, and others. My friend, Sarah, shared this conversation during her son’s homework session: Sarah (Mom): Julian, you need to write … Continue reading

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Funny Lady’s Take on Till Death Do We Part – Parenting Plights & Delights

Need a good laugh? I’ve found a new funny lady. Here’s a three-and-a-half minute video of Mrs. Hughes. This is the first time I’ve heard her. I think she’s a hoot. The part about her son is the funniest. I … Continue reading

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Messy – With Love From Grammy

The word prompt for the day is “messy.” I loved raising our children, but as a working mother, time and energy were never in my favor. Then POOF! All four of our kids were grown up. The grandkids started arriving … Continue reading

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Picky Eaters Dispose of Food in Sneaky Ways – Parenting Plights & Delights

Some kids are picky eaters and some of them come up with creative ways to get rid of foods they have an aversion to. When I was care giver for two of my grandkids, I tried to stay a step … Continue reading

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Pushing Sorrow Aside to Embrace a Day of Joy – Parenting Plights & Delights

One year ago, we attended the last-minute wedding of our youngest daughter, Suzee. “Why last-minute?” you may ask. In mid-January 2017 my husband, George, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer: leptomeningeal disease. We were still trying to process the … Continue reading

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