Father Knows Best?

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Jeff and I sit together in the home office of Dr. Mark, the social worker who sees our son, the son with anxiety, ADHD, and a few other letters that make life challenging, exciting, and sometimes funny. We are there to discuss Mark’s observations and suggestions.The game of Pick Up Stix is mentioned.  My son and Dr. Mark play at the end of each session, and Jeff remarks, “Yeah, Zach is remarkably good at that game!”“Are you kidding?!” I wonder to myself. “Have you never seen him play?  Wh … [Read more...]

All the Good Mothers Are Doing It

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I’m ready for a Southern Living moment in my tiny, charming retro kitchen. My eager children are smiling in their tiny aprons. Little chubby, willing hands wait patiently for instruction. All ingredients are perfectly and prettily measured into stylish prep bowls – you know, in that annoying way they do on cooking show segments. (I particularly get a culinary kick out of the way they put the finished dish in the oven and the second oven already has a finished dish in it. Hark!) My children even e … [Read more...]

Head Case

Picture of fabulous, fit, well-rested, woman who looks nothing like I do.

I've gained exactly 19.5 pounds since we started homeschooling last year.  Which is why I very nearly turned down the offer to write for this site.It wasn't because I have nothing to say.  I nearly always have something to say - just ask me.  And it wasn't because I'm too busy to write. Writing is an important discipline for me.  I need to write.Instead, I almost said no because of the head shot.  You see, each contributor needs to submit a glam shot of her head for her profile page.  For … [Read more...]


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