Troublesome Trends

Raising six kids, it was inevitable that I would come face-to-face with a generational trend I couldn't accept. Looking at my adorable sleeping toddlers, it was hard to think that one day some social movements would put us on opposite sides. But it happened.

Sisters from Cradle to Grave

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Sister relationships are some of the most authentic relationships we have. A sister-sister relationship is unique and unlike any other. The closer in age, the better your sisters understand the things you have gone through. We are each other's confidantes and combatants. We share common memories and similar experiences. A … Continue reading Sisters from Cradle to Grave

Handwriting is Personal

The Headline from the Washington Post read: Cursive handwriting is disappearing from public schools. C'est la vie, I think to myself while searching for a gif to add to an email I'd written in Georgia font. There's irony in that we want our computer fonts to look like the handwriting we now toss out to be forgotten. Humans have moved from quill to fountain pen to keyboard to voice recognition. So between pen to keyboard, we end an era of gliding your hand along the page, tiptoeing over the i's and crossing the t's.

Lice, Exclamations, and Hearing Aid Batteries

The ringtone, Twinkle, goes off on my phone. I recognize it as my youngest. Glancing at my phone screen, it's Wednesday, and it's 11:09 am. It means she's walked the two kids, Andrea (eight) and Kai (six), to school. Four words into the conversation, and I usually have a pretty good idea of how her day started. This time it took only one.