Posts Tagged: children

That’s a wrap!

Now that we’re done with all the packing up of Halloween (it’s a two-day affair), some random thoughts on this year’s holiday extravaganza: – For the first time in at least a decade (no exaggeration), we had perfect weather for Halloween! – Likewise, my outside power outlet, which has its own circuit breaker, had been… Read more »

Where there’s a will there’s a way uncomfortable conversation

It’s Tuesday already, but we’re still going to call this “Family Week” on the JMD blog, a smorgasbord of posts related to and about family.  You’ll either find new insights about me, nod your head knowingly or count the days until next week.  In any case, it still beats cleaning the kitty litter box. This… Read more »

Moms, moms everywhere…

…and a card for every one. I am surrounded by plenty of Moms.  As all of you are, too.  My Stepmom is all that remains of the family group, but there is my sister (Mom of 2) and plenty of good friends (Moms of many). I have known some of them all my life and… Read more »

What’s so terrible about the two’s?

I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with my friend and her 2-year old at the Renaissance Festival this past weekend.  It was a blowy day, but cool without crossing over to cold. The young lad had this most cool “leash” on him (the monkey you see on his back).  It was plush and… Read more »

Reading is good food

I had the special pleasure of being invited to the kickoff of an exciting program called “Boynton Reads”.  I’d like to share some of the details with you. I was tipped off to the program by my ever-helpful Dad.  He is always scanning things he feels dovetail with either my writing career or my natural… Read more »

A family takes time

How do all you people do it? I’ve often wondered what my life would have been like if I had married and had a family.  Those thoughts occurred more frequently in the last few years (perhaps because I have had more time to think about things in those years). I’ve never come up with a… Read more »