I do realize that states make some laws and the federal government makes others. In some cases, the federal government turns a blind eye – rightfully so – to states where the state law may be in direct conflict with the federal law. While I agree with that in many cases, I am having a… Continue reading Another Health Care Insurance Adventure
I have been asked frequently what I do all day as some people think I sit on the computer and play. Well, I don’t. Imagine that! My day has, though, evolved from when it focused on the six kids and their lives only. One of the six – number 2 – is married and owns… Continue reading My Day
Do you ever wonder what single parents do on holidays? I know my experience is not typical. I spent the first ten to twelve years my ex and I were separated having him to dinner and my house Christmas morning. We waited, all but stockings, for him to come over so he was with the… Continue reading Single Parent Christmas
The drama started back on Wednesday. I just always figure it will work itself out so I let it go. Unfortunately, #5 seems to be getting a lot of press lately – at least here on my blog. #5 is a diver. While he has only hit the diving board a hand full of times,… Continue reading Another Day, Another Drama
While the language we choose to use as parents is important, I want to discuss language acquisition and parenting. As Big Little Wolf has indicated, “parenting rocks. parenting sucks. parenting rocks.” Ever since Becca discussed her son’s lack of language, I have had these thoughts rolling around in my mind. Parents need to be aware… Continue reading Language and Parenting
Here is my last entry for a few days in the Christmas memories. To add a new entry will require finding photographs and scanning them to post. I may try some written childhood memories as the Twelve Days of Christmas progress.
A continued look back in time via photos. I do not recall why but there are no Christmas morning pictures.
Again, I am posting images from Christmases past – this time just a few short years ago when only one child was off at college and two were preparing to leave soon.
Well, I took earlier pictures of my tree and other decorations so here are the pictures from various events throughout our Christmas celebration – from Christmas Eve and Mass to Christmas Day.
Slowly but surely, I am putting dates to these pictures. The more recent, actually already digital ones will be so much easier. I always make sure I have the date set for holiday and family pictures. So here is Christmas 1998 and a couple from 1999. I am sure there are more but these are… Continue reading Christmas 1998-99