Good Intentions

My mother used to talk about a certain path to a very hot place being paved with good intentions. For the longest time, I thought having an intention was useless, that it didn't mean much at all. However, when I had children of my own I came to understand what it means to be well … Continue reading Good Intentions

The Child Who Wants it Now!

Most of us have experienced the embarrassment of standing in the checkout line at the store, a screaming toddler in tow.  Generally, the screams indicate our refusal to oblige our child with a candy purchase.  Intent on setting limits and maintaining control, we stand red-faced, praying that the shopper ahead will hurry. Children in the … Continue reading The Child Who Wants it Now!

Acting Your Age

Have you ever found yourself acting like something less than grown up in front of your children?  I have.  In fact, just this week, I slammed around the kitchen, fuming and muttering some not so nice words, as I tried for the umpteenth time to catch the gerbil (that is not mine) who mysteriously escaped … Continue reading Acting Your Age