A Piece of Clay

Don’t you kind of secretly wish your child would be interested in the same things you are? It’s not the worst thing when someone comments on how your child reminds them of you, or looks like you (which rarely happens in my case)! But, it teeters on a compliment when your kid is called ‘mini-Sarah’….

The BEST gift….

It’s the frenzied time of year where even making a quick trip to the store seems like a chore. Is it really worth it with all the traffic? Forget the West Town Mall exit. And, you couldn’t pay me to go to Turkey Creek. It’s nuts out there….like really nuts! People are shooting each other…

The sun will come out tomorrow…

Brody, age 10, was just belting this out on an early Saturday morning out of the blue. While playing on the iPad and hanging in the kitchen, he just started singing. This song brings such hope, but also such powerful memories for me. When this movie was first released, we loved it. The kids and…

Divorce

I wish I had some cute story, some enlightening moment, or unique experience to share from this week. The first couple weeks of school have been easy for me as a counselor; they usually are as the honeymoon phase is expected for at least the first couple weeks. And so, I don’t have a lot…

The Family Bill of Rights

Wouldn’t it be great if we were provided with a simple set of guidelines when our babies were born? These rules and guidelines could provide a framework for daily expectations and goals as we move through the different stages and challenges of parenting. We could refer back to these ‘rights’ or rules when we are…