My 18th Summer

Last year I wrote a blog about how we only have 18 summers with our children before they head out on their own. This is the year of my 18th summer with my daughter. I am happy. I am proud. I am sad. I am a little bit of every emotion depending on what is…

Blending In and Letting Go

This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…

Letting Go, Bit by Bit

This was my living room on Monday evening. Normally I would NEVER take a photo like this let alone post it on the internet.  But, this is a significant piece in our life right now. Our goals in raising our children have always been that by the time they left our house they would be…

Mommy has a Temper Tantrum and a Failed Dinner

I have not blogged for the past two days.  Why?  Because Mommy had a temper tantrum. Yes, on Wednesday night I stood in my kitchen and said, “I don’t want to do this anymore.  I don’t want to make dinner.  I don’t want to do dishes.  I don’t want to clean.”  In my memory I…