Category Archives: Parenting Plights and Delights

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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Dad Gets Locked Out – Parenting Plights & Delights

Have you ever been locked out? By your kid? Mariam Taguchi shared one of her favorite parenting stories with me. She took her oldest daughters to her niece’s baby shower while her husband, Derek, stayed home to look after 23-month-old Noelle, … Continue reading

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