Sad News

Henry has died.  Please pray for his family. Just as God gives us loved ones and does not lose them in giving, so we do not lose them in returning them to Him.  For life is eternal, love is immortal, and death is just a horizon  beyond which we cannot see with narrow,...

Sick of Farmville

I didn’t get what the big deal was when I first started playing Farmville.  It seemed like a poor imitation of Farm Town, which I was already playing and enjoying.  In fact, I still think that most things about Farm Town are superior–the graphics, the...
The Terrifying Teens

The Terrifying Teens

The thing about being the mother of three preschoolers is that eventually you will be the mother of three teenagers.  You hear a lot about the Terrible Twos, but what about the Terrifying Teens? With three teenagers in my house this summer, and with the tragedy of...

A Relapse

Please, please send up your most fervent prayers for Henry, who is back in the ICU and in extremely critical condition.  Thank you. Share this:TweetShare on...

Blasts from the past

O.K., here is a Bad Mother confession:  I have not put any pictures of my kids in albums since #3 was brand new.  He is now 15.  There is a large box next to my desk full of picture envelopes, and it’s not the only box I have.  So I think I will turn a negative...

School's Out!

Yesterday was the last day of school.  So we welcomed in summer with our traditional last day treat:  a trip to the Fountain City Creamery Park Grille for ice cream cones. We followed this with a walk around Fountain City Lake, a.k.a. the Duck Pond.  I have to say,...
He's a Poet and We Know It

He's a Poet and We Know It

My oldest son, Jake, has had a challenging semester, to put it mildly.  Tomorrow is the last day of his Sophomore year, and boy are we glad!  He took his Chemistry exam today, and for extra credit, wrote the following poem–which demonstrates that his true...

Another guilty pleasure

I really dislike most children’s programming of the educational variety–it has a didactic tone that grates on me.  Every story may have a moral, but do we have to beat kids over the head with it?  And that’s why I love the Teletubbies.  I don’t...
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