Excuses, Excuses… Are We Ashamed of Our Children?

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, when I "only" had two children, I did things called "play dates." My first two children were (and are) sweet and quiet and compliant children, while my young mama friend's play date son was a firecracker of a little boy... (a wonderful temperament I would [...]

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Open Heart Surgery… For All of Us

 My dad had a heart attack last Monday. Yesterday, he had a triple bypass, and is just beginning the long road to recovery. I accompanied my mom while he was undergoing the operation, and we talked about wonderful things, even joked, because I don't think either of us really wanted to think of the details [...]