Goodbye, Hank – RIP

Our beloved Hank the Cowdog was laid to rest on March 5, 2014. Alyssa and Ron were with him to the very final heartbeat. Hank’s health was deteriorating and just before Christmas, he was unable to walk and barely lift his head. He was out in the backyard near the fountain. He seemed to have…

“I’m not your Friend, I’m your Mother!”

Before May is over, I wanted to share another “mom” post.  I wrote this for my Teen Time column in The Homeschooler, the new national magazine for homeschoolers!  When people are uncomfortable, they tend to rely on axioms and phrases that may or may not have any validity at all. Raising teenagers can sometimes put…

My Tribute to Moms

Happy Mother’s Day                       … to all the moms I know 🙂 I collected a few great video tributes to Moms. I really love Maria Shriver. And, look at the mom she had! No wonder! And if you were curious about the History of Mother’s…

Boys & Writing: Our Journey

Why are those two words never paired together? I’ve been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it’s time to share how we dealt with writing, when my son was growing up. I never really paid a lot of attention to Michael’s penmanship…