Teach your children well

I have many fears as a mother. Some are mundane, pedestrian, even. That Jonathan will have a temper tantrum in the parking lot, or Sophia will touch the toilet seat at Wal-Mart and then stick her fingers in her mouth. Some swing the pendulum to the extremely serious....
Remembering Grandma

Remembering Grandma

A year ago this month, my maternal grandmother died. She had lived a long, wonderful life of 98 years, and she was a Christian with strong faith. She was hoping to make it to at least 100, because she was just that kind of lady–energetic, determined, competitive...

The hard stuff: death

Our neighbor passed away this week. She and her husband were good neighbors. One day she was laid off from her job. Then they both got cancer. She took care of him even in the midst of her own chemo treatments. We did what we could. Our other neighbor mowed their...